Dividers & Containers

Dividers indicate changes in subject matter within the same page.

Containers bring emphasis to important content.

Divider usage:

  • Break up horizontal content that is not visually different enough to distinguish itself from neighboring content.
  • Provide a rhythm while browsing vertical content.
  • Add emphasis to specific tasks or information by tightly pairing dividers around small but important chunks of data.

Container usage:

  • Use containers sparingly, because too many containers on a page causes excess noise.
  • Use container color wisely so there aren't too many colored containers on one page.
  • Avoid putting the entire page content in a container.

Do's and Don'ts

Types

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

Vertical Dividers

Vertical Divider Left

<div class="dds__vertical-divider-left"> Vertical Divider Left </div>

Vertical Divider Right

<div class="dds__vertical-divider-right"> Vertical Divider Right </div>

Vertical Thick Divider Left

<div class="dds__vertical-thick-divider-left"> Vertical Thick Divider Left </div>

Vertical Thick Divider Right

<div class="dds__vertical-thick-divider-right"> Vertical Thick Divider Right </div>

Horizontal Dividers

Horizontal Primary Divider

<h5>Primary divider</h5> <hr class="dds__primary_divider">

Horizontal Secondary Divider

<h5>Secondary divider</h5> <hr class="dds__secondary_divider">

Horizontal Tertiary Divider

<h5>Tertiary divider</h5> <hr class="dds__tertiary_divider">

Section Dividers

Section Shadow Divider (browsers that don't support shadows will revert to Section Default Divider)

<h5>Shadow divider</h5> <hr class="dds__shadow_divider">

Containers

Container - Default

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container" aria-label="Headline: Default"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Default</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div>
</section>

Container - Dell Blue

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-blue" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Blue"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Blue</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div>
</section>

Container - Dell Midnight

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-midnight" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Midnight"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Midnight</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Container - Dell Purple

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-purple" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Purple"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Purple</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Container - Dell Berry

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-berry" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Berry"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Berry</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Container - Dell Red

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-red" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Red"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Red</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Container - Dell Coral

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-coral" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Coral"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Coral</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Container - Dell Gray

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container dds__cont container-gray" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Gray"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Gray</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Container - Dell Carbon

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container container-carbon" aria-label="Headline: Dell-Carbon"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline: Dell-Carbon</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Default

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Default"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Default</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div>
</section>

Stroked Container - Dell Blue

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-blue" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Blue"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Blue</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div>
</section>

Stroked Container - Dell Midnight

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-midnight" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Midnight"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Midnight</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Purple

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-purple" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Purple"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Purple</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Teal

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-teal" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Teal"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Teal</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Green

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-green" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Green"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Green</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Orange

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-orange" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Orange"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Orange</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Yellow

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-yellow" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Yellow"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Yellow</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Berry

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-berry" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Berry"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Berry</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Red

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-red" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Red"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Red</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Coral

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-coral" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Coral"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Coral</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Gray

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-gray" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Gray"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Gray</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Stroked Container - Dell Carbon

<section class="dds__container dds__dell-container stroked container-carbon" aria-label="Headline Stroked: Dell-Carbon"> <div class="dds__dell-container-body"> <h2 class="dds__dell-container-title">Headline Stroked: Dell-Carbon</h2> <p class="dds__dell-container-text">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere. </p> </div> </section>

Redlines

Vertical Dividers

Vertical divider redlines

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help you understand and implement accessibility.

Please refer to these recommendations for separators from WAI-ARIA 1.1.

You may refer to this example of a separator (within a menubar) from WAI-ARIA practices 1.1.

You may also refer to these tutorials for page structure from Web Accessibility Tutorials.