Proximus design system
Important information:
Using the Design System implies following some rules: the code should be valid and same as the Design System. Meaning custom HTML & CSS override are forbidden.
Please don't forget to read Usage part of each element.

Headings

Headings are categorized from levels 1 to 6, serving as the largest and most prominent text elements on the screen. They are specifically intended for brief and crucial textual content, including numerals.

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Overview

Headings help users and search engines to read and understand text. Headings also define which parts of your content are important, and show how they're interconnected

Why empty heading tags are bad for accessibility?

If you have an empty heading, a screen reader will alert the user that a heading is present, but it will not read out any text because there is none available to read. This may confuse users and could keep them from accessing the information on the page. If a user is navigating the contents of the page and they encounter an empty heading, they may move forward to the next heading in the list and could potentially miss entire sections of content.


Headings and subtitles

Headings range from H1 to H6.
Subtitles are complementary to headings. They are typically reserved to give more context to a heading, they are only available underneath headings H1 and H2.

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Theme specificities

"Headings play an important role in maintaining brand consistency as they contribute to brand recognition. This is why there are specific guidelines for the different themes of the Proximus Design System.

Proximus theme

Headings differentiation by Business Unit

The heading weights serve as a means to establish distinct visual languages for each Business Unit, contributing to the differentiation between Residential, Business, and Enterprise segments.
This distinction is specifically applied to H1 and H2 headings and their subtitle to ensure a harmonious balance within the heading hierarchy.

Residential headings

Proximus ExtraBold for H1 and H2

Proximus Light for subtitle

Business & Entreprise headings

Proximus Light for H1 and H2

Proximus bold for subtitle

Others headings, from 3 to 6, are all in the same font weight.

Residential, Business & Enterprise headings

H3

H4

H5
H6

Mixing Font Weights

In H1 and H2 headings, you have the flexibility to mix font weights for emphasis. For Business and Entreprise segments, you can highlight specific words in bold while keeping the majority of the heading in the default font style, ensuring a balanced visual impact. This approach helps you create effective visual emphasis in your headings while aligning with Proximus' design guidelines.
Please note that this font weight mixing is not applicable to the RES segment.

Scarlet theme

Expressive headings

Expressive type allows for a more fancy, graphic use of type.
Headings are from a range of 1 through 6 and this effect is applied on headlings from H1 to H2.


Colors

The color are the same for all the headings and subtitles depending of the mode:

Positive mode

On a light theme, headings are purple

H1

H2

H3

H4

H5
H6

When there are too much purple headings on the same area and only for headings from H4 to H6, it's allowed to display them in black on a light theme.

H1

H2

H3

H4

H5
H6
Negative mode

On a dark theme, headings are white

H1

H2

H3

H4

H5
H6

Alignment

As for the body text, headings are also left-aligned on all breakpoints.

Heading 1

Subtitle

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Sizes and colors


Headings bottom spacings

Headings Mobile Tablet Desktop
H1, H2, H3, H4
With a subtitle
1.5rem
1rem
2rem
1.5rem
2.5rem
1.5rem
Subtitle 1.5rem 2rem 2.5rem
H5, H6 1rem 1rem 1rem
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Heading by Business Unit

The weights of the headings are used to identify a Business Unit's visual language.
This is one of the ways to create different visual languages between Residential, Business, and Enterprise.

Font family change forbidden

It is forbidden to change the font family as they are set per Business units with body classes: rs-se , rs-ebu .

Accessibility

Don't forget to respect title's semantic. <h*> tag are not used for their size but to organize content of a page. See more details New window. If you need a specific size, use classes.

Residential : RES

H1 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H2 - Lorem ipsum dolor

Subtitle - Lorem ipsum dolor

H3 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H4 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H5 - Lorem ipsum dolor
H6 - Lorem ipsum dolor

SE

To switch the style corresponding to the SE business unit, put the class rs-se to the parent.

Best practice

The ideal case is to impacting the whole page with the addition on the body to impact the whole page.

H1 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H2 - Lorem ipsum dolor

Subtitle - Lorem ipsum dolor

H3 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H4 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H5 - Lorem ipsum dolor
H6 - Lorem ipsum dolor

EBU

To switch the style corresponding to the EBU business unit, put the class rs-ebu to the parent.

H1 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H2 - Lorem ipsum dolor

Subtitle - Lorem ipsum dolor

H3 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H4 - Lorem ipsum dolor

H5 - Lorem ipsum dolor
H6 - Lorem ipsum dolor

Negative headings

It is possible to change the color of the text to white by using the rs-txt-c2 class.

h1 or rs-tit1

h2 or rs-tit2

h3 or rs-tit3

h4 or rs-tit4

h5 or rs-tit5
h6 or rs-tit6

Change visually heading size

Title classes are designed with the following name: rs-tit* . * is a number from 1 to 6.

H2 like H6 with rs-tit6

H3 like H2 with rs-tit2

H6 like H1 with rs-tit3

Heading with subtitle

The spacing between titles and subtitles has been studied graphically and therefore a class must be used to notify them as title and subtitle. Simply add to the title the class rs-has-subtit and to the subtitle the class rs-subtit .

Title class="rs-has-subtit" directly followed by another title

class="rs-subtit" = Secondary title preceeded by another title


Mixing Font Weights

Warning

This is not for RES.

Title Mixing Font Weights


Expressive headings (Scarlet)

Scarlet only

Apply Scarlet theme to see the effect.

Positive

H1 expressive - Lorem ipsum dolor

H2 expressive - Lorem ipsum dolor

Negative

H1 expressive - Lorem ipsum dolor

H2 expressive - Lorem ipsum dolor