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Jun 16, 2009; Category: CSS, Design/Development; Tags: CSS, Design/Development; 6 Comments The other day I pointed out some of the differences between web design and print design. It started me thinking about some of the things I learned as a print designer that are also applicable to web design. One of the most useful is the Principle of Optimal Line Length. It states that, for any given font-size of a multiple-line block of type (like a paragraph), there is a range of line lengths and line-heights that most people consider easily readable. Those 3 attributes—font-size, line-height, line length—are inter-related.* Change one, and you may need to change at least one of the others for most people to consider the text readable. The Optimal Line Length Principle Applied to Web Design
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"It auto-detects the text color of elements!" nce upon a time some really good web developers created sIFR. Their goal was to seamlessly convert HTML headlines into nice fonts. Well, these developers did a great job getting it to work nicely. Looking at their code, I decided I would create a "lite" version of sIFR using a more object-oriented approach. sIFR Lite is a bit easier to read, and more intuitive to use. The only drawbacks are that it is currently unproven on a large scale in the real world. sIFR lite
Looking for FLIR (Facelift Image Replacement)? You’re in the right place. I created the web font polyfill known as FLIR to be an alternative to sIFR, however, it is no longer needed and is effectively dead. Good riddance!! :) Facelift Image Replacement
As you have probably know, most online readers don't read line by line, instead they scan (from one point to another). For this reason, designers create typographic contrast and flow by emphasizing certain text. Contrast is important because not all the content within a page have the same value, some have greater significance than the others. By creating contrast, you can direct the reader's attention to the important messages and at the same time enhance the visual appearance. Here are seven basic methods on how you can create typographic contrast. 1. Typographic Contrast and Flow
“Web design is 95% typography.” – Oliver Reichenstein “Typography is not ‘picking a cool font.’” – Jeff Croft “Typography is … about shaping text for optimal reading experience.” – Oliver Reichenstein 8 Definitive Web Font Stacks [Design Tips & Tricks]