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When should the font size adapt to the dimensions of the website?

I tried to search online on whether or not font should adapt with the size of the window and I found a lot of results on how to do it but not many whether I should ever do it. I tested it on multiple ...
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email font and accessibility

Recently I have seen more and more emails with an automated note at the bottom similar to: Did you notice my font is large? This is done for accessibility purposes. It is recommended to use at least ...
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Why is monospaced text often smaller than regular text?

I often see that monospaced text is smaller than regular text in the same context. Here are some examples: Crafting Interpreters has the main font 16px large and the monospaced font 13px large. ...
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Recommended font size for data intense Interfaces

I was wondering if there is any recommendation in font size for data intense interfaces? Users who use interfaces for several hours a day and are experts in using those interfaces might have other ...
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Do I need to follow scale while defining typography in design system?

I'm confused if I should use scale or not while defining our typography. While using it I'm not able to use 14px and 16px at the same time plus it's giving font sizes like '16.80'(just an example) and ...
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Should I use the same font size between phone, tablet and desktop?

When making a responsive stylesheet. Is it better to keep the text sizes the same pixel size. Note I am using the following to normalize the sizes across. Also for the purpose of this question I'm ...
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What is the ideal font size to be used in dashboard?

I came across many websites that use 14px for the content in the dashboard and outside i.e Website's homepage tends to use a bigger font size. So the question is a) What is the ideal font size for the ...
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Minimal text size in logos

Do you have recommendations for the minimal text size in logos in general? The example shows a text logo including its claim. What minimal font size would you recommend with or without claim?
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Font size for enterprise applications

Are there rules about what standard font size to use for enterprise applications? While websites use 16 pixels as the most readable for the user, many desktop applications use 12 to 14 pixels. What ...
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Should you increase tap target size with text scale factor?

When a user has difficulties reading text and has to increase the font size they use on mobile phone, should tap targets increase as well?
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Control font size in creation of template wizard

I'm trying to propose another UX/UI way to display a control font size in a wizard of templates creation. Have you a UX advice about my choice? I think that it must have a more precise mark of font ...
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How to decide a text box length based on the text size? [closed]

If I have a fixed text width, let's say 35 characters, I know the font and font size, Arial Regular 13, how can I calculate the size of the text box required to fit in the text? Is there a formula or ...
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Smaller font sizes on smaller screen devices

I'm an iOS developer and I recently had a discussion with a designer in my team about the font size of a label in an iOS app that we are producing. It is a small label that is used to present the user ...
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What is the recommended Type Scale for E-commerce sites?

I'm a designer, working on a project to redesign an E-commerce site. To improve readability, I would like to increase the font size as well as white space etc. I would like to use a Type scale to ...
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Should your font size change based on size and orientation of the device?

I am created a cross platform app and I was wondering if and when fonts should scale based on the size of the screen. Also, I was wondering if the scales of fonts should change based on the ...
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Why rounding odd font sizes to even?

Today I started implementing a design that had some copy text with font size 17px. My fellow web developer told me that we should round that to 18px and more in general that we should not use odd font ...
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How one should know about perfect font size? [closed]

Guys in one of my recent interview I was asked about my project and in that he asked me what was the reason behind choosing the font size you have chosen for your app? I wasn't able to give a ...
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Font scaling from desktop to mobile

I am a designer and an issue I run in to all the time is how to scale font sizes down for mobile, and how to communicate that to a developer without 'just eyeballing it'. For instance, in my style ...
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Is it a problem if <h4>, <h5> and <h6> are smaller than regular text?

On many websites and website templates, the font size of <h4> (sometimes) and <h5> and <h6> are often smaller than regular text, i.e., that of <p> with no additional classes. ...
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Why commonly or frequently used fonts sizes are even numbers like 10px, 12px, 16px, 24px, or 32px?

There are some sites still use odd numbers for font sizes, but why we used "commonly" even numbers? OR appears on default in selecting font sizes usually at 12px.
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Does the ® Symbol need to be in a smaller font size than the actual text, similar to Name™?

I see the TM tag with smaller text than it's associated name, does the same apply for the ® symbol. Should it be the same font size as the name or smaller like exponents are displayed in math?
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Standard font size for non-Latin scripts

For Latin fonts you typically see anywhere from 12-16px for the main body of text. Medium.com has 21px for article body text which is larger than most. GitHub has 12px for code. Twitter has 14px for ...
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Digital signage font size

I'm designing screens for both Mobile & Digital signage, the screen may vary from a smartphone to a 80" screen. I wanted to know how to determine the appropriate font size for fields like Title, ...
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Comfortably legible base font-size?

I'm trying to figure out a comfortably legible base font-size for all screen sizes, on a platform that supports several languages. Anyone worked on a similar project? If so, what was your outcome and ...
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Font-sizes smaller on mobile, yes or no?

I always have the same question when I am working on a new project and I have to start thinking about responsive design. What do you think about reducing the font-size of the website content from ...
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How can I visualize deviation from the standard as a badge?

I have an icon-button on my website. When clicking on it, the font size can be increased/decreased. I want to visualize that there is a deviation from the normal font size when the user clicks to ...
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Is the new Apple Music with big fonts good from a usability perspective?

I have been testing the new Apple Music app for quite some time now. At first, I liked the design but I am slowly getting fed up with the big fonts. I like big fonts but Apple seems to have gone a bit ...
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Styles to distinguish heading levels in a document

Can you advise how to distinguish heading styles in a document? I write informal (i.e. for internal use, not published) technical specifications, and they're structured (e.g. with chapters, sections, ...
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Choosing font sizes for responsive design

I've been trying to find a good way to define my font sizes, or to get some orientation on what sizes should I use when defining the font sizes for a responsive website (from small mobile phones to ...
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Minimum font size for mobile view

While designing a mobile app or mobile responsive site, what should be the minimum font size that wouldn't affect user's eye sight?
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Color and Text Sizes Suggestions [closed]

This is my first time on this website and I wanted to get some suggestions for my portfolio website. I just bought the domain so I'm using my IP Address. Here is my website (click me) My website is ...
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What is the biggest a font can be for optimal legibility

I'm reviewing a site design and the hero image has a font size of 53px, which feels uncomfortably large, especially for longer titles. Is there a limit to how big titles should be on the web? i.e. ...
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Icon size inside a button [closed]

Is there a correct size, or relative size, to use on an icon within a button with/without text? I've seen this being used a lot of times but didn't found any source about choosing the proper icon ...
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Counter in a corner of a button

I'm creating a user control which is essentially a wide tile-like button (think Windows 8 "wide" start menu tiles), but in the upper-right corner there's a darkened area which contains a counter. This ...
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Accessibility - browser or site?

I'm looking for some kind of authoritative stance on this - imagine the following scenario: A site is striving to meet Level A of the WCAG 2.0 specification. In the header of the site which runs ...
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What is the smallest font size that is still legible on mobile phones? [duplicate]

I am working with a designer who wants to cram a lot of content into the mobile version of his website and who has provided a design at 750px physical width rather than at a more average device width. ...
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Why should I use em, and not % for fonts?

If ems essentially give you a result that is a percentage of the base font, what advantage is there to using it, rather than % for font sizing? I have looked around, and haven't really seen anything ...
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Best way to fit text in a limited amount space

I have a series of columns that have a header like so: What is the best option when it comes to readability and getting the information needed on the screen? I am currently resizing long headers in ...
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What are the best practices for developing a website for older (65+) audiences? [closed]

I'm creating a landing page aimed at 65+ year old demographics in the US. What are the best practices for creating web pages aimed at that audience? Are there special fonts, font size, color palettes ...
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Should desktop apps allow you to zoom in with ctrl +/-?

Web browsers and text-editors are the only desktop apps that come to mind which support zooming via ctrl + + / - / 0 or (cmd + + / - / 0) shortcuts. Why is this? Should my app / desktop apps in ...
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Relationship between font size and content's perceived length

My site has long form content. I need to understand if having a large font size, though it helps in readability, may lead to perception that content is longer than it is thereby making less people ...
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Should a web app remember your accessibility settings after login?

We have a website/app in which users can select the following accessibility settings when on the login page: Language (default is English) Font size (default is 12px for regular text etc) Colour ...
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Is it a bad idea to use fluid font sizes for titles?

In one of the sites I developed, the title of the pages is always one word. It's one word but the length of the words are different. I want to make the font size of the title as bigger as possible. ...
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What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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Is a larger font size friendlier for new computer users?

Based on anecdotal experience, people less familiar with computers seem to prefer larger screen size, less resolution, larger font sizes. Are there any studies that show this?
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How to improve the readability hexadecimal characters on a small label

We have a scenario where we require our users to enter in a six character hexadecimal serial number from an IOT device into a website textbox. Unfortunately, due to the form factor of the IOT device, ...
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Are there guidelines for when to use UPPERCASE, Capitalize Each Word, or Only the first letter?

We currently use UPPERCASE headers and titles quite a bit (probably too much) and are looking to adopt a consistent set of rules for when it makes sense to use... ALL UPPERCASE Capitalize the first ...
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Font size for e-commerce

Recently during a usability tests almost all of our customers complained about the small font size on our website. We use: 26px for headlines 13px, bold, for navigation, product names, etc. 11px ...
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What is the ideal font size to be used in user interface that supports all foreign languages?

I read in a forum that 12px english/roman character will appear to be readable while a 12px japanese character would be very heard to read. This brings me to the question, "Is there an ideal font size ...
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What is the default typography for UINavigationBar in IOS 7? [closed]

I know the font is either HelveticaNeue-Light or HelveticaNeue-Medium, but which is it? What is also the font size?
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