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Jump Start Responsive Web Design, 2nd Edition by Chris Ward

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Chapter 4: Responsive Text

If web pages are to be truly responsive, then the content of pages should also flow and change to suit the dimensions of the device a user is viewing it on. While web pages are becoming more image and media heavy, text is still a crucial component, and there are numerous techniques to help make it as readable as possible, no matter the current device.

To understand better the ways you can represent text on a web page, it’s best to take a trip into the long history of text.

The History of Text

The principles of typography (the arranging and styling of text) have been evolving for as long as people have been printing words on pages. Measurements such as leading (the space between lines of text), kerning (the space between ...

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