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Style Guide

This page contains examples and guidance for all of the styles and components used on this website,

Overal aesthetic

This website is intentionally minimal, uncluttered, almost 'undesigned' and sparse.


This website uses "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, san-serif which gives Mac and iOS users a rather delightful typographic experience. Windows and Android users will see Arial. The same font stack is applied to all headings and body copy.


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If you find yourself needing to use headings level 4-6 then your page is probably too long. Consider splitting it into smaller, more focussed topics across multiple pages.

Paragraphs and inline styles

This is a paragraph, the most commonly used HTML element. It can contain any number of inline elements such as bold or italic text or a hyperlink to a webpage.

This is an introductory paragraph with the "intro" class attribute. You'll only have one of these on a page at a time. It's the first, leading paragraph.



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Mother and son

They were very quick and abrupt in their actions, and their speech, in moments of hot discussion over the allotment of the choicer teeth, was truly a gabble.

They spoke in monosyllables and short jerky sentences that was more a gibberish than a language.

And yet, through it ran hints of grammatical construction, and appeared vestiges of the conjugation of some superior culture. Even the speech of Granser was so corrupt that were it put down literally it would be almost so much nonsense to the reader. This, however, was when he talked with the boys.

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Computer chips

She had not gone much farther before she came in sight of the house of the March Hare: she thought it must be the right house, because the chimneys were shaped like ears and the roof was thatched with fur.

It was so large a house, that she did not like to go nearer till she had nibbled some more of the lefthand bit of mushroom, and raised herself to about two feet high: even then she walked up towards it rather timidly, saying to herself 'Suppose it should be raving mad after all! I almost wish I'd gone to see the Hatter instead!'

There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over its head.

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They filled a little sack at my side with Zodangan money. The medium of exchange upon Mars is not dissimilar from our own except that the coins are oval.


Paper money is issued by individuals as they require it and redeemed twice yearly. If a man issues more than he can redeem, the government pays his creditors in full and the debtor works out the amount upon the farms or in mines, which are all owned by the government.

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Chatting on the sofa

These two ladies are having a nice chat


Only ordered and unordered lists are used on this website. Definition lists are to be avoided.

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This is the piece of quoted text. It is inside a paragraph element withing the blockquote.

This is the cited source, placed within a paragraph element inside a blockquote element.


Avoid using tables where possible. There is usually another easier way to present information using headings and paragraphs or lists. Where tables are the most suitable mechanism for presenting data, consider accessibility limitations and test thoroughly.

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