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I've been working on the site typography.

10/05/16 01:05:pm

I've been working on the typography after reading a post on Medium, "Your Body Text is Too Small," by Christian Miller. This resulted in an increase in the body text. I tried a variety of sizes, from 20px to 26px, and I think for our layout 20px is best. That way, the size of the scaled up headings don't become too gargantuan. Our former body text size was 16px, which is an older standard. I think it will be easier to read on mobile devices as well. There is a lot of information about typography on the web in this article. I also increased the line height to 1.5X the font size, or 30px for the body text. As people begin to beta test for us, I will be interested in how they feel about it. The article argues that people are perfectly accustomed to scrolling, so we should not be afraid of text-heavy pages even at these larger sizes. I tend to agree. People will bail if it gets to be too much and they can always return to read more. I am not a fan of sending them to another page to read more unless it is like a book chapter, which is not the case for us.

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