Guidelines for the UIC Theme

The UIC WordPress theme was created as a campus resource to enable the creation and maintenance of websites that follow the UIC brand guidelines and fit within a family of UIC websites. Websites built with the UIC theme, should follow these guidelines:

  • Use of official UIC logos — Logos for most units can be found at logos.uic.edu.

  • Inclusion of the approved copyright statement (© Copyright year The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois) — this is included by default in all new sites and should not be altered.

  • Inclusion of the approved “Eyebrow menu” and search bar at the top of the site. This provides consistent navigation to UIC.edu and other sites included in the UIC.edu eyebrow menu — this is included by default in all new sites and should not be altered.

  • Adherence to Footer standards — Some elements of the footer can be modified, such as use of different logos or additions to the links. However, colors should not be altered and the default links for Disability Resources, Emergency Information, Privacy Policy, and a Contact Us link should always be included.

  • Adherence to the UIC Web Color Palette.

  • Compliance with University of Illinois accessibility policy and Federal and State law, including the State of Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act. The UIC WordPress theme itself is accessible, but your department is responsible for creating accessible content. For more information, please visit accessweb.uic.edu.

Theme presets — variations on the UIC web style — have been designed to facilitate a rapid start to building sites that follow the guidelines. The style settings in these Appearance > Theme Options sections should not be altered: Main Styling, Header Settings, Eyebrow Bar Layout, Navbar Layout, Headings Stylings. This includes maintaining the default font settings.

If you have requests for more theme variations, or questions about changing appearance elements, please contact us to discuss how we can help you meet your needs while following the UIC brand guidelines.