Elegant Web Typography – SlideShare

I’ve been reading Elegant Web Typography on slide-share.  This is an excellent presentation.  One of the topics covered is the use of absolute (pixels) vs. relative (em’s or percentage-based) font sizing. There’s a nice slide or two devoted to the pros and cons of using absolute vs. relative font sizing.  After reading it, I’m questioning the value of relative sizing given the complexity that it adds to your CSS vs the very limited payoff.  Also of particular interest in this presentation is the concept of vertical rhythm. The basic idea (probably a little over-simplified) is to create an invisible grid of horizontal lines through your site and make sure all the text on the page falls evenly on a line in your grid system. Check it out!

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