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On the Typecast Blog: A More Modern Scale for Web Typography

Published on: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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I’m a big believer in responsive web design. It’s the only way I know to provide the best experience across the increasingly fragmented landscape of devices and capabilities that is the new normal on the web today. But most of the advice you’ll find about responsive design ignores relative scale in typography.

I find that really jarring, because in my experience, it’s not just the absolute sizes of your type and spacings that must change as screen sizes shrink; the proportions between them must change as well. So I’ve come up with a responsive relative scale to help you achieve a more readable page regardless of device or resolution…