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05-10-2008, 05:45 AM #1
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Need help explaining text sizing methodology...
I've created a site using this method:
I'm having difficulties resizing the text on the page...specifically, I don't understand the section entitled Variations in Text Size. Can someone explain with a couple examples in both directions?
05-10-2008, 12:02 PM #2
Say your main body text is 12 pixels and its leading (CSS
line-height) is 18 pixels. You want a heading in a bigger text size. You choose 24 pixels. You need to give it more room to comfortably breathe (read: not let text overlap it), so you need to adjust the leading. The new leading must be a multiple of 18 pixels, because otherwise you will throw off the vertical rhythm. 36 pixels is appropriate (:
You can do the same with padding &c, as long as the total computed height of the element is a multiple of 18.