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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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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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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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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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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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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-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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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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How to check correct font size?

I'm doing UX testing. Wondering is there any way (think of application or javascripts) that I can run on a page and check what the font size of a-tags, p-tags, etc
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Is there an optimal font size / line height ratio?

When styling text on web pages, both font size and line height can be set. For example, the text of this post will be displayed using a font-size of 14px and a line-height of (about) 18px, set using ...
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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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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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How do you choose a font for extremely limited space, i.e. will fit the most READABLE text in the smallest space?

I often have very limited space when creating reports and dashboards for users. I usually use Arial, or Arial Narrow, but UI isn't my area of expertise, so I want to know, how do you determine an ...
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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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Is there an optimal font size?

For most website projects I've been involved with, the font size for the bulk text is usually 12px - 13px, but I'm wondering if this is a good size. I remember reading an article saying that font ...
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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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Reasonable (big) default font sizes

In our app (a CAD type app for the casual computer user) we allow users to choose from a number of preset font sizes. These defaults are picked pretty arbitrarily from what OS X offers in their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should I have a text size widget for accessibility on a charity website?

I'm a developer at a small web agency that works primarily with charities. We tend to put a simple textsize widget on every site (eg. top right on www.embraceme.org). I find myself wondering if that's ...
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Font Size Amender

Is there still any need for a font resizer in web apps? Modern web browseers easilly allow you to zoom in on content. Older browsers such as IE6 and IE7 require you to change the font size via ...
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Why do movie posters use credit fonts that are hard to read?

Many contemporary movie posters typeset the credits in an extremely thin font: Is this just out of convention or is there a particular reason for deliberately making the credits hard to read?
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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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Font size too big

I have a fluid site design that enlarges text font-size to keep the line length within acceptable parameters (70-80 chars). It seems fine to me but for many people they complain that the font size is ...
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Arial vs Verdana for ecommerce sites [closed]

Struggling to choose between Arial (11px) and Verdana (10px) as screen font for my ecommerce site. Here are my thoughts: Arial has that connection to Helvetica. It oozes authority. Most popular ...
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Bigger font sizes trend [closed]

During the last years, there has been gradual increasing of the Web sites and programs UI font sizes. Even Google increased the font size. Could this be because of the aging population of the ...
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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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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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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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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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"Best practice" font for information heavy web applications

We run a B2B, information dense web application (a helpdesk) and our base font is currently 13px Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif We've been thinking about using a webfont to improve this. ...
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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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Font Size For Mobile Sites?

I am designing a mobile site, and I'm wondering what I should set the font size as. Any suggestions?
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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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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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What are some good font guidelines for headers, paragraphs, etc. that just look really nice? [closed]

One thing I find somewhat difficult is getting the various fonts and sizes and weights to look "just right". What are some good guidelines to follow for font sizes, weights and styles when making web ...
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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 ...