Pattern Library (ver. 1.9)

Hero banner

The hero banner pattern serves as a dominant element of the page. Hero banners consist of a heading and a visually appealing, high quality background image related to the heading and content of the page. Hero banners should be placed at the top of the page beneath the navigation.

Hero banner - standard

In this variant, a Call to Action is placed in the content section of the hero banner. The Call to Action text should be short and simple. There are various background colour and alignment options available for the content section.

The background image should be at least 1280px by 350px.

Limit the hero banner heading to approximately 50 characters, and paragraph length to approximately 75 characters so the content section does not overflow the pattern.

Demo

Use the select boxes below to see the available configurations.

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Call to action

Code


<!-- The following modifier classes may be applied to the `cta-background` element.

Background colour:
- Use the class `coc-white-opacity` for a transparent white background
- Use the class `coc-black-opacity` for a transparent black background

Alignment:
- By default, the text alignment is centred
- Use the class `cta-left` to align the content box left
- Use the class `cta-right` to align the content box right
-->

<div class="cui coc-jumbotron">
	<div class="background-image {{ bg-pos-x-left | bg-pos-x-center | bg-pos-x-right }} {{ bg-pos-y-top | bg-pos-y-center | bg-pos-y-bottom }}" style="background-image: url( '{{ Image URL (e.g. image.jpg) }}' );"></div>
	<div class="cta-background {{ coc-white-opacity | coc-black opacity }} {{ cta-left | cta-right }}">
		<h1>{{ Title }}</h1>
		<p>{{ Content }}</p>
		<a href="{{ URL }}" class="cui btn-lg primary">
			{{ Call to action text }}<span class="cicon-angle-right right" aria-hidden="true"></span>
		</a>
	</div>
</div>

Hero banner with long text

In this variant, content can flow without sizing or length constraints. Multiple paragraphs of content may be added to the hero banner.

The hero image may be set to one of three different heights: small, medium, or large. These are fixed heights set through CSS and kick in depending on the screen size.

Demo

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Code


<div class="cui hero-banner-long-text">
	<div class="hero-media">
		<img class="mobile-image" src="{{ Image URL (e.g. image.jpg) }}" alt="">
		<div class="background-image {{ sm | md | lg }} {{ bg-pos-y-top bg-pos-y-center bg-pos-y-bottom }}" style="background-image: url( '{{ Image URL (e.g. image.jpg) }}' );"></div>
	</div>
	<div class="hero-body row">
		<div class="col-single-narrow">
			<div class="hero-body-inner">
				<h1 class="title">
					<span class="context-title">{{ Context title }}</span>
					{{ Title }}
				</h1>
				<p>{{ Content }}</p>
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
</div>

Usage

General guidelines

Hero banners should be used at the top of the page under the navigation bar.

Background image guidelines

Please DO
  • Hero banners must always have a background image.
  • There is no default background image, you will need to supply an image.
  • Use high quality images which can scale to fit numerous screen sizes and aspect ratios with plenty of visual white space around the edges.
  • Ensure the image choice relates to the topic for which the banner will be used.
Please DON’T
  • Do not use images with important details close to the sides of the image. Do not use images with embedded text.
  • Do not embed text into the image.

Text guidelines

Hero banner with CTA

Please DO
  • The recommended character limit for the title is 50 characters.
  • The recommended character limit for the title is 80 characters.
Please DON’T
  • Do not write long sentences for the title and decription text.

Background image template

A background image template is available to guide the placement of the image’s focal point. This ensures the image is displayed properly when the pattern is viewed across various screen sizes.

Background image template files are available upon request.