Web Toolkit

Guidelines for using the Stanford identity for websites and other digital media.

Brandbar

Stanford Brand Bar

The Stanford Brand Bar is a 30px tall red bar recommended to place at the top of all official university websites. It was designed to enhance sites with consistent Stanford branding.

The Stanford signature in the bar links back to the university homepage. An optional "Login" link can be placed in the far right corner of the brand bar for website which provide login functionality. No other links or text should be placed inside the Brand Bar. No content of any kind should appear above this bar.

Universal Footer

Stanford Universal Footer

The Stanford Universal Footer is a 120px tall red footer recommended to place at the bottom of all official university websites. It was designed to enhance sites with consistent Stanford branding and navigation.

The stacked Stanford signature in the bar links back to the university homepage. The other links provide consistent navigation to university directions, search and terms of use. These links may not be altered in any way and no other text or links should be included in the universal footer. A site footer can appear immediately above (see the current page as an example.) No content of any kind should appear below the unviversal footer.

Web Colors

We offer an expanded palette of web colors specifically chosen for use in Stanford branded websites.

Web Fonts

“Source Sans Pro” and “Crimson Text” are Stanford's recommended fonts for web sites. They are both free, open source fonts available from Google Web Fonts.

Web templates

These Stanford-branded HTML templates are designed to work with Adobe Dreamweaver and come with the "Stanford Modern" header and "Stanford Universal Footer" fully implemented. More template options will become available in the coming months.

We also offer a selection of Stanford-branded themes for Drupal and Wordpress:

Note: All Stanford web designs which incorporate the University identity marks are for official Stanford use only. Please read the Terms of Use.