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The biggest font size requirement is that the user is able to adjust their font size and the application inherits their preference. In Web, this means we use a relational font, such as em, rem, percentages, vm, and vh. Pixels are passable, but we don’t want to use points.

Robert Bringhurst’s book The Elements of Typographic Style is overwhelming me with typography details. Today I came across a description of using small caps for abbreviations, which inspired me to come up with this snippet for state abbreviations. For abbreviations and acronyms in the midst of normal text, use spaced small caps Many typographers prefer […]


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