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The Perfect Paragraph

By Heydon Pickering

In this chapter, I'd like to reacquaint you with the humble workhorse of communication that is the paragraph. Paragraphs are everywhere. In fact, at the high risk of stating the obvious, you are reading one now. Despite their ubiquity, we frequently neglect their presentation. This is a mistake. Here, we'll refer to some time-honored typesetting conventions, with an emphasis on readability, and offer guidance on adapting them effectively for devices and screens. We'll see that the ability to embed fonts with @font-face is not by itself a solution to all of our typographic challenges.

A Web Of Words

In 1992, Tim Berners-Lee circulated a document titled “HTML Tags1,” which outlined just 20 tags, many of which ...

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