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Highlighting is more relative than absolute Non-designers often don't realize that the style of highlighting is much less important than the relationship between the highlights and non-highlights. There are all kinds of approaches to creating highlights. One might use font-color, background-color, size, font variation (e.g. italics, underlining) and ...


First and foremost; highlighting text should be used sparsely. Otherwise it gets to be noise making it hard for the user to get what you’re trying to communicate. Christian Holst who wrote the article Scannability: How to Highlight Text on the Web says 10% highlighting is the maximum, but I think that’s pushing the limit. Here “less is more” applies. ...


Use bold and italics to emphasize and colour to embody a feeling. When deciding when to use bold-italics-colour I tend to wield following guidelines: Emphasis, general: limit the use of bold and italics to the strict minimum as the added attention demand raises the cognitive load. If everything is emphasized, nothing is emphasized. Bold or italics. Always ...


The correct approach in English would be: 0 followers 1 follower 2+ followers


The easiest way around this problem is putting the number independently of the word. Like: Followers (0), etc.


Web designers can accommodate for font boosting by using relative CSS units. So instead of setting a button's height as 20 pixels, you set it as twice the height of the font. That way the relevant parts of your UI will scale when font size changes. However, many websites don't bother, as responsive design is more complex and the number of users with old ...

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