Office of Communications

Colors and Web Design

Skidmore has designated several Pantone colors for use with official college seals and wordmarks.

Official Skidmore colors for the wordmark

Skidmore Gold Metallic PMS 871 requires coated stock and special attention for best result
     
Skidmore green
PMS 3298
Skidmore yellow
PMS 109
Skidmore gold
PMS 871 metallic
These colors sometimes do not render well on various web browsers, provide difficulties with proper text/background contrast levels, or otherwise are unsuitable for web design.  The Web Development team has provided this list of colors for use in Skidmore web pages.

The table below shows you the palette of colors available and approved for CMS website use.
 

asdfasdf #ffffff
asdfasdf #fffced
  #f6f1d6
  #f1ebcd
asdfasdf #f1dfa1
asdfasdf #d4c999
asdfasdf #bcab60
asdfasdf #afa370
asdfasdf #ffd940
asdfasdf #eab921
asdfasdf
#cc6600
asdfasd #cdd79a
asdfasdf #a4bd8b
asdfasdf #8f995b
asdfasdf
#016356
asdfasdf
#285200
asdfasdf
#005267
asdfasdf
#2b496d
asdfasdf #848484
asdfasdf
#000000

It should be noted that the General Web Design Standards do not recommend white text on a dark background.




This policy is adapted from the RIT policy on web design standards
. This policy is subject to change as new standards are deeemed necessary.  This version is based on the 2009 edition of the Graphic Standards manual, but contains more up-to-date information and thus shall be considered the official statement regarding web design standards.  If you have any questions, or wish to report an error, please contact the Web Development team of the Office of Communications.

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