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Design Web Typography Laying Out Type for the Web Responsive Typography

Josie Nagy
Josie Nagy
14,992 Points

How should I use FitText.js? ( Web Typography -> Responsive Typography )

Hi everyone!

So I was watching 'Responsive Typography' when Mattox Schuler mentioned FitText (from this website: http://fittextjs.com/) as begin really useful when it comes to scaling display text.

Sounds great! But how do I actually use it?

I tried copy pasting this code into my CodePen project's html:

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.fittext.js"></script>

... but nothing happened. I also downloaded their files from GitHub.

So what should I do now?

1 Answer

Boonsuen Oh
Boonsuen Oh
18,788 Points

You wanted to use Fittext.js in CodePen. Notice that you are using a relative path instead of a CDN link or any link that points to the Fittext.js file.

<script src="jquery.fittext.js"></script>

Instead, use this one in CodePen.

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/FitText.js/1.2.0/jquery.fittext.min.js"></script>

In the environments where you can edit/modify the folder and files, like Treehouse Workspaces or your local computer, you can put the Fittext.js file anywhere you want, but remember to use a path that points correctly to the that file in the SRC attribute.

Josie Nagy
Josie Nagy
14,992 Points

Thank you for replying so fast. What about the <script> jQuery("#responsive_headline").fitText(); </script> part? Should I also delete that? I added the new code and I've tried all combinations, with the jQuery part and without it, but it still doesn't seem to work. :( Did it work on your side?