Web Style Guide

ANU web style consists of a standard framework as well as a number of ANU classes which are available for your use via ANU style sheets. Using the standard framework and classes will help your site appear as an official ANU site, and will help ensure your site is easy for visitors to use and accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

Support & help

We hope this guide tells you a lot of what you need to know, but don't worry, you aren't expected to figure out everything alone.
If you have any questions regarding the ANU web style, please raise a ticket to us via Service Desk.


ANU classes

There are many classes available for use in your content area. We encourage you to tell us about new styles you need so that we can make these available to everyone and so that custom style sheets or inline styles won't be needed.

All ANU sites must adhere to the standard ANU web layout framework.


Start by choosing from the many grid layouts. Then use boxes and divider lines to add further structure and emphasis.



Use headings to show the structure of your content and breadcrumbs to help make navigation easier. Always use descriptive link text.



Use University or College colours for shading and accents. Use images and icons to complement your text and make it easier to scan.



Web applications should follow the publication process for all websites. However, unlike a content site, the extent to which an application is styled as ANU can vary. Every effort should be made to comply with web style, but sometimes this is not possible due to technical, functional or practical limitations.


HTML emails (EDMs)

When sending email newsletters, announcements or invitations on behalf of ANU, there are plenty of HTML email templates available to help you to represent ANU professionally, as well as lots of useful tips and tricks.