Basic Text Formatting

The most common university website content is text; the first step in prepping your content for publication is to format the text. Most of the formatting is done automatically through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), but Drupal offers users basic text formatting options to further customize content. The following text styles can be applied through the Drupal content editing tools:


Headings are used to cue the audience in to a hierarchy of topics within the page and to distinguish page structure for search and assistive software. As a best practice Heading Tags should always be nested in numeric order up and down and not skipped around for presentation purposes only. 

Heading 3

A Heading 3 (<h3> in html code) is the largest paragraph format; it appears in gray, 18-point characters.

Heading 4

A Heading 4 (<h4> in html code) is slightly smaller than Heading 3; it appears in dark green, 16-point characters.

Heading 5

A Heading 5 (<h5> in html code) is slightly smaller than Heading 4; it appears in gold, 14-point characters.

Heading 6

A Heading 6 (<h6> in html code) is slightly smaller than Heading 5; it appears in dark gray, 11-point characters.


Bold style can be used for emphasis within normal text. For example:

Wright State University

Founded in 1967, Wright State is committed to its reputation for innovation.


Home to 9 colleges including Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Graduate School, Wright State offers over 180 degree programs.


Italic style can be used for emphasis within normal text, or as a method of formatting titles, notes, footnotes, etc.

Wright State University was rated “Best in the Midwest” by the Princeton Review.

"In the pioneering spirit of the Wright brothers, Wright State will be Ohio's most innovative university, known and admired for our diversity and for the transformative impact we have on the lives of our students and on the communities we serve."
President David R. Hopkins


Strikethrough style should not be used for text that users expect the audience to read. It is distracting to use in large amounts, but can be an effective tool to show that text has been removed or replaced. For example:

Over 16,000 18,000 students are enrolled at Wright State University.