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* Font style will have implications on perceived line widths, as stunted fonts versus tall fonts produce a different overhead whitespace.
 
* Font style will have implications on perceived line widths, as stunted fonts versus tall fonts produce a different overhead whitespace.
 
See [http://http://www.pearsonified.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/line-height-vs-line-width.png Line Height versus Line Width] at pearsonified.com for a thumbnail guide to font size / line height selection.
 
See [http://http://www.pearsonified.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/line-height-vs-line-width.png Line Height versus Line Width] at pearsonified.com for a thumbnail guide to font size / line height selection.
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* The same website provides a calculator:
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See [http://www.pearsonified.com/typography/ Typography Calculator]

Revision as of 03:56, 29 March 2014

Golden Ratio of Proportionality

This resource is summarised for our purposes here and pertains to Line length, Line height and Font Size:

  • The Golden Ratio is approximately = 1.618
  • Line height increases with increasing font size, and increasing line length.
    • Landscape view has long line lengths
    • Portrait view has short line lengths
  • The screen orientation should be sensed to determine optimal line width: use media queries.
  • Font style will have implications on perceived line widths, as stunted fonts versus tall fonts produce a different overhead whitespace.

See Line Height versus Line Width at pearsonified.com for a thumbnail guide to font size / line height selection.

  • The same website provides a calculator:

See Typography Calculator