Join Val Head for an in-depth discussion in this video Tools for previewing type and media queries: ish., Edge Inspect, and more, part of Responsive Typography Techniques.
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…In this tutorial, we'll look at a short list…of helpful tools that will come in handy when you…need to test media queries or write them, do…some device testing, or select fall backs for your typography.…All things you'll find yourself doing when working on responsive typography tasks.…So here are a few that I find to be the most helpful.…For resizing your browser window automatically…and previewing various viewport widths, I…find the Firefox Responsive Design View tool to be the one that I…go to the most.…And you can find that in Firefox by going…to Tools > Web Developer > Responsive Design View.…
And that gives you this handy thing that we've used in some previous tutorials.…If you're not into using Firefox, my…favorite web-based resizer is Ish by Brad Frost.…The thing I like about this one the most is it gives you your current…browser size both in pixels and ems, and its main size break downs are thing like…small, medium and large.…I like that it doesn't specify specific devices and it just makes you think of…
- Deciding between self-hosted and hosted web fonts
- Sizing your type with pixels, ems, and rems
- Applying and choosing a typographic scale
- Creating a font stack
- Maintaining line lengths
- Using media queries to set natural typographic break points
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Comparing and Choosing Web Fonts
2. Establishing Rhythm in Your Typographic System
3. Creating Type Prototype Pages
Establishing the font stack7m 32s
4. Setting Type for Readability Across Screen Sizes
5. Helpful Online Tools and Scripts
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