Heading is a typography component used to create various levels of hierarchies between text.
Headings can be displayed in serif or sans serif (default).
Heading weight is another way to create or enhance visual hierarchy, in addition to size. Heavier and lighter weights can add personality or style to an experience.
Headings have a variety of sizes available. These sizes are defined using T-shirt sizing in order to support multiple scales without direct correlation to pixel values.
From the design point of view, each component has a number of options. These options and their names are platform agnostic, and each implementation should adapt these to fit into their framework.
|script||latin / han / arabic / hebrew||–|
|classification||serif / sans serif||sans serif|
|weight||light / default / heavy||default|
|size||XXS / XS / S / M / L / XS / XXL / XXXL||M (content-based UI)|
S (application UI)
Key examples showing the line height for headings. The first example in English has a 1.3x multiplier for its line height. The second example in Simplified Chinese uses a 1.5x multiplier. Both examples read “Mirror icons that represent movement,” with first example in English and the second example in Simplified Chinese.
Top margins are the heading font size divided by 1.125. Bottom margins are 0.25× the heading font size.
Headings can be assigned a heading level in HTML that is independent of typography component, size, weight, or other properties.
A theme is an intentional, systematic customization of Spectrum. It has unique visual attributes. For more information, view Theming.
Headings in Spectrum for Adobe Express use bolder typography. The default and heavy weights both use Adobe Clean Black. The sizes remain the same across themes.
|Feb 24, 2023||7.0.1|
|Apr 06, 2022||7.0.0|
|Dec 03, 2019||6.0.0|
Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Works properly across all four color themes (lightest, light, dark, darkest).
Includes a desktop scale (UWP, macOS, web desktop) and a mobile scale (iOS, Android, web mobile).
Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information (WCAG 2.0 1.4.1).
Text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for small text and at least 3:1 for large text (WCAG 2.0 1.4.3).
Visual information required to identify components and states (except inactive components) has a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 (WCAG 2.1 1.4.11).
UI language and information design considerations have been incorporated into component design.
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
Includes guidelines for keyboard focus, layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don'ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Includes content standards or usage guidelines for how to write or format in-product content for the component.
Works properly across various locales and includes guidelines for bi-directionality (RTL).
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for keyboard accessibility guidelines and includes a description of the keyboard interactions.
All design attributes (color, typography, layout, animation, etc.) are available as design tokens.
Includes a downloadable XD file that shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Includes a downloadable XD file, generated by code using design tokens defined in Spectrum DNA, and shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.