20 Dynamic Type

Creating an interface that appeals to everyone can be daunting. Some people prefer more compact interfaces so they can see more information at a time. Others might want to be able to easily see information at a glance, or perhaps they have poor eyesight. These people have different needs, and good developers strive to make apps that meet those needs.

Dynamic Type is a technology introduced in iOS 7 that helps realize this goal by providing specifically designed text styles that are optimized for legibility. Perhaps more importantly, users can select one of seven different preferred text sizes from within Apple’s Settings application, and apps that support Dynamic Type will have their fonts scaled appropriately. ...

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