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Server Side Guy Preview: Can type scale fluidly with screen size?

Posted by Mike Wang on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 1:30 PM

What is fluid type?

Type design on the web can be separated into two categories: static and responsive.

  • Static type ignores the dimensions of the screen; its characteristics are independent of it.
  • Responsive type responds to the dimensions of its screen and adjusts its characteristics based off them.

Responsive type can be further categorized into adaptive and fluid.

  • Adaptive type only adjusts its characteristics at certain screen dimensions, called breakpoints.
  • Fluid type adjusts its characteristics in proportion to screen dimensions constantly.
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Topics: Web Development, Website Accessibility