Banners

Banners are typically placed at the top of the page to convey an important marketing message or drive users to a primary task.

Hero Banner

Required Headline:

  • Sentence case.
  • Closing punctuation is optional.
  • 40 characters max, including spaces (English only).

Required Subhead:

  • Sentence case.
  • Always use closing punctuation.
  • 100 characters max, including spaces (English only).

Buttons:

  • At least one and no more than three.
  • Production test 704 validated that three CTAs within the hero banner outperform a single CTA, or even two CTAs, when the three CTAs navigate to segment-specific destinations (For Home / For Work) or primary use cases for the topic (ex: Deals).

Optional Event Title:

  • Sentence case.
  • 1 line max.

Optional Legal Text:

  • Sentence case.
  • No character count limitation.

Image Creation:

  • 1400px x 472px
  • .JPG / maximum 150 KB.
  • Name it according to  Search Engine Optimization standards.
  • Do not include any text, numbers or characters baked into the image file to be exported. All such characters must be rendered on top of an image as actual text.
  • When creating the image, keep in mind that the right side will be visible on larger breakpoints (due to an overlaid container on the left), whereas the entire image will be visible on smaller breakpoints (due to the overlaid container moving beneath the image).
  • Logos or badges must be placed in the top right to ensure that they are never cropped out.

With Link Picker:

  • The link picker sub-component is overlaid at the center of the banner on larger breakpoints, then drops beneath it on smaller breakpoints.
  • The selects within the link picker are used in succession to identify the user's destination.
  • Initially, only the first picker element (a select) is enabled. Picking an option from the first select enables the second one. Picking an option from the second select enables the submission button.
  • Click the submission button to navigate to the destination determined by the options picked from the selects.

Localization:

  • In right-to-left languages, the order and alignment of sub-components within the banner is reversed.

Die Cut Banner

  • Used for contextual, relevant or general marketing message for the content immediately preceding it.
  • The die cut banner is always full width, has no image, and uses one or two text links.
  • Text area may contain centered text up to 140 characters including spaces and calls to action.

Localization:

  • In right-to-left languages, the order and alignment of sub-components within the banner is reversed.

Mosaic

  • A grouping of cards arranged in a grid, with flexible width gutters between them, serving a similar purpose to a hero banner carousel (i.e. with all carousel banners exposed simultaneously).
  • The layout of the mosaic cards cannot change.
  • Each mosaic card should include a title link, description paragraph and full-bleed image.
  • On SM and XS, the mosaic transforms into a carousel.

Localization:

  • In right-to-left languages, the order and alignment of sub-components within the mosaic is reversed.

Site-wide Messaging

The site-wide messaging row appears on most of the site's pages.

Site-wide messaging is displayed immediately beneath the masthead.

It's content may vary from one segment branch to the next.

Site-wide messaging features may include:

  • An image (optional at larger breakpoints and not displayed on smaller ones).
  • Primary message (required; never more than three lines, including its coupon code and links).
  • Coupon code (optional; appended to the end of the primary message).
  • Primary link (required; appended to the end of the primary message).
  • Secondary link (optional, in a horizontal list with the primary link).
  • Countdown timer (optional; displayed on the right on larger breakpoints, and on smaller breakpoints within a span preceding the primary message).
  • Shopping tools (optional; displayed within a separate section to the right).

Do's and Don'ts

Banner Width

Hero Banners and Die Cut Banners should be fluid to the edges of the browser window, rather than being constrained to the grid within a 12-column container.

Types

Mosaic

Use Mosaic when you want a user to slow down and take more time on the page, as opposed to skimming. The Mosaic banner consists of an arrangement of the content teasers which cannot change and must be full-bleed images with a title, description and CTA. Everything is required within the mosaic banner, and nothing is optional.

Mosaic

Variants

Common Button Labels and Usage

Title case, 2-3 words maximum.
Do not combine actions in a label (exception: "Customize & Buy").
If standard labels don't fit the button's purpose, align label with the task the user is attempting.

Please refer to the Dell Technologies branding website, https://brand.delltechnologies.com/faq/#voice, for further information regarding call-to-action labels and usage.

Button Label:
Corresponding Action:
Add to Cart
Search
Cancel
Save
Edit
Delete
Continue
Next/Previous
Submit
Select
Sign In/Sign Out
View Details
Ok/Cancel
Learn More
Close
Takes users to Cart page, with item added
Used for search buttons
Takes users back to entry point for a task
Used to save an item
Navigates users to change an item
Deletes an item on the page, usually with a verification step
Used as progression
Used as forward and backward navigation (Next is primary, Previous is secondary)
Used to submit a task or info
Used for choosing items in a task flow
Authentication standard, for consistency do not use Log In/Log Out or Signin/Signout
Used instead of “Select” in cases of product details or within learn content
For use in modal verification steps when more specific CTAs will not fit due to space
Used to link users to more learning content or contextual help
Used within modal windows