Measure refers to the length of a line of text. It is one of the most important aspects of readability. Anything from 45 to 75 characters is widely regarded as a satisfactory length of line for a single-column page… the 66-character line (counting both letters and spaces) is widely regarded as ideal. For multiple-column work, a better average is 40-50 characters.

Measure refers to the length of a line of text. It is one of the most important aspects of readability. Anything from 45 to 75 characters is widely regarded as a satisfactory length of line for a single-column page… the 66-character line (counting both letters and spaces) is widely regarded as ideal. For multiple-column work, a better average is 40-50 characters.

Relying on systems fonts greatly improves page performance and can also help your web application/site blend in with the user’s operating system.

Readability is strongly linked to familiarity, so this helps create a more fluid reading experience, allowing your users to focus on your content. Varying the font-weight of different pieces of text can help create contrast between pieces of information.

It can help call attention to a piece of content, or help to make a smaller font-size a bit more readable. In Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst suggests we keep two things in mind when playing with font-weight. Use bold weights sparingly. Font-weight should decrease as font-size increases.

Relying on systems fonts greatly improves page performance and can also help your web application/site blend in with the user’s operating system.

Readability is strongly linked to familiarity, so this helps create a more fluid reading experience, allowing your users to focus on your content. Varying the font-weight of different pieces of text can help create contrast between pieces of information.

It can help call attention to a piece of content, or help to make a smaller font-size a bit more readable. In Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst suggests we keep two things in mind when playing with font-weight. Use bold weights sparingly. Font-weight should decrease as font-size increases.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.