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)
Headings use a 1.3× multiplier for Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew scripts. Han scripts (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) use a 1.5× multiplier to ensure readability. This applies to all Spectrum fonts as well as their fallback fonts.
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.
|Dec 03, 2019||6.0.0|
Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
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).
Includes guidelines for layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don’ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for contrast (AA).
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 included in Spectrum DNA.
Includes a downloadable XD file that has been generated by code and shows multiple variations, states, color themes, and scales.
Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.