line-height is probably one of the most misunderstood, yet commonly-used attributes. As designers and developers, when we think about
line-height, we might think about the concept of leading from print design — a term, interestingly enough, that comes from literally putting pieces of lead between lines of type.
line-height, however similar, have some important differences. To understand those differences, we first have to understand a bit more about typography. … Read article “How to Tame Line Height in CSS”
I’ve had a bunch of tabs open that just so happen to all be related to typography, so I figured I’d give myself the mental release of closing them by blogging them. How’s that for a blog post format for ya: whatever random tabs you’ve had open for far too long.… Read article “Just Dropping Some Type Links”
If anyone knows anything about me, it’s usually one of two things: that I have two outrageously fluffy dogs, or that I like fonts and typography. Like, really really like them. So while I am super excited about how well Tristan is doing with his hydrotherapy —we’re walking 50% further than he was able just a couple months ago, without having to take breaks in the middle—I’m even more riled up about variable fonts. … Read article “Variations on Theme: Reinventing Type on the Web”
Fonts are vector. Vector art with more points makes for larger files than vector art with fewer points. Custom fonts are downloaded. So, fonts with less points in their vector art are smaller. That’s the theory anyway. Shall we see if there is any merit to it?… Read article “The Serif Tax”