Web Style Guide

At UNC, we want to create harmonious experience for our visitors. This is important in terms of visual consistency, but also in terms of architectural consistency, organizing and labeling and in terms of voice and style.

Our guidelines have space for flexibility and are continuously revised and expanded as needed. This style guide website will help you with the redesign and redevelopment of your website. This website defines the standards for the visual design in order to reinforce the brand of the University of Northern Colorado while helping you get the most impact from the coordinated series of page types and modular visual elements in the content management system.

Contact Web Support with feedback or questions at webcomm@unco.edu

What is responsive design?

A guiding principle in the University of Northern Colorado's site redesign and redevelopment has been the ability of all new pages to respond to the various screen sizes it will be viewed on. This presents the best experience for all users whether they're using a phone, tablet, computer or other device. The site is programmed to detect the width of the viewers web browser and then delivers the optimal size website to their device. For example, on a desktop computer screen, the page displays as originally designed, but on a smart phone the navigation disappears into a drop-down menu and some elements on the page will stack and possibly not be shown for a better viewing experience.

Responsive Design on a Desktop Computer

UNC's Website on Tablet

UNC's Website on Phone


Don't worry! Web support is here for you.


Have you tried and tried and still are getting stuck on a particular part of the process? Do you need a little extra help? We are here to help and support you through your web site migration. Please click on the button to the right to explore the best way for you to receive help.


I don't need technical help, I need creative help!


Are you a web building ninja, but need a little help with the design of the page and possibly some art elements or photos? Feel free to reach out to the Creative Services team here on campus for any of your design related needs via the marketing request form.