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Mandatory elements: logo, Arial for body text, sans-serif font for headings and menus, a tas.gov.au URL and footer requirements.

The Tasmanian Government logo must be included in the header of all web pages as a clearly identifiable link to www.tas.gov.au. Recommended placement is top left-hand corner.

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Tasmanian Government jobs website
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Department of Health and Human Services website
   

Tasmanian Government websites must use Arial as the font for body text. Fallback fonts must be generic sans-serif, and additional fallback fonts may be selected if they:

  • have pixel-width and kerning that match Arial’s
  • are set to sans-serif.

Example of a compatible font-family for web body font

Font-family: Arial, sans-serif, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica.
This font-family property is well supported in all major browsers.

A sans serif font other than Arial may be chosen for headings and menu styles. The choice of font (web or standard) must take into consideration the level of cross-browser support.

A fallback font must be set that:

  • has a pixel-width and kerning resembling the font of choice
  • is set to sans-serif.

Decisions on fallback fonts, headings and menu styles must be made in conjunction with agency Communications Managers and it is recommended that advice is sought from an in-house designer or external designer.

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Example the DPIPWE website
     

A footer section must be present on all pages which meets the following requirements:

  • Global links should be present i.e. ‘home’, ‘contact us’, ‘about us’
  • A link to the Personal Information Protection Statement must be present
  • A link to the Service Tasmania website must be present
  • Disclaimer and copyright link must be present
  • Tasmanian Government logo should be present.