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Why a style guide?

Consistency. The purpose is to provide guidance on best practices in accessibility, usability, and graphic/web design. This helps lead to websites that are accessible & usable and have a consistent design. Learn more about this style guide.

Who should use this style guide?

This web style guide is for the State of Hawaii and all state agencies. All Hawaii agency webmasters, content editors, designers & developers should follow this guide, particularly with the state web template.

How do I use the style guide?

This site is organized into three sections: Content, Design and Resources.

Throughout the guide and where applicable, special notes and related information are provided. These will be distinguished just like this paragraph’s containing box.

The Content section has the following subpages:

  • Writing for the Web
  • Documents, Images, and Video
  • Headings, Paragraphs, Links, and Lists

The Design section has the following subpages:

  • Template
  • Page Layouts
  • Themes, Colors, and Typography