Typography in Web and Digital

The University of Oregon has licensed Quadon for limited use on the web for externally facing, marketing-oriented websites.

The UO does not require and in fact is not licensed for use of Quadon across all UO websites. If you'd like to explore licensing the font for an annual fee, contact us, however there are many alternative options available to using the licensed Quadon font:

Recommended fonts

Open Sans and Droid Serif are free and recommended for use as browser-safe body fonts. If you are unable to use either of those fonts, the following are examples of common cross-platform fonts that can also be used:

Serif fonts: Times New Roman, Times, Georgia, Palatino, Serif
Sans-serif fonts: Arial, Verdana, Helevetica, Sans-Serif A


Graphic Text

Small text graphics, such as titles and headlines, are acceptable and can be created for your website using the licensed Quadon font. Use of text graphics is only allowed in limited situations and must always have alt-text provided for accessibility and search engines. Large blocks of text graphics are not permitted.

Accessibility note: Use header elements (H-tags) to convey document structure. Avoid creating a header look with bold or emphasis tags only.


Font Size

Most browsers allow users to resize screen text regardless of whether the site designer has chosen fixed or variable font sizes. Internet Explorer on Windows (IE/Win), however, will only allow text resizing with variable fonts specified. We highly recommend using variable font sizes over fixed sizes, using either percentages or em units.

Font sizes should be variable, for example: p { font-size: 100% } p { font-size: 1em }. If you do choose to use a fixed font size, use pixel sizes (px). Points (pt) are discouraged since the relationship between points and the pixels on a monitor is uncertain.