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More important than typeface, size and style is the use of whitespace. You need to make sure that your readers knows that this text belongs to the image as a caption. You could try with 2em between the image, it's narrow caption and the surrounding text, and see if the effect of the caption belongs to the image or not. From what I've seen, captions are ...


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Sounds like you need to sketch this out with pencil and paper, or paper cutouts, or whiteboard. As far as images being place left/right/center - we can't say one is better than another. It depends many factors and I suspect aesthetics might be the driving one. Note that the location of the images will be harder to change later on, while all the spacing and ...


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I would eyeball it. Maybe start around 75-80% of the body font size. How small you can go depends on the font. Note that you should honor the users' font size browser settings, hence don't assume all users will be viewing the same size font that you are seeing. I would not use italics for captions (reserve italics for what they're traditionally used for), ...



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