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Josie Nagy14,992 Points
Is my text properly aligned with the baseline grid? (Web Typography Course)
Web Typography -> Final Project: Create a Typographic Site -> Getting Started: HTML and CSS
Hi everyone! I used the Basehold.it code to add the baseline grid, but I don't think my text is aligned that well right now.
I followed the instructions in the video, but I I'm not sure about the results, what do you guys think?
My code: https://w.trhou.se/1lbbd4wcvj
Benjamin Larson34,055 Points
Hi Josie -
Your text isn't quite aligned because your font-size in the body is set to 1.24em, whereas in the video it is set to 1.25em. That 0.01 difference has such a significant effect largely because all the relative sizes are going to be based on the font-size defined in the body.
Also, that will only align the paragraphs in the grid for now, and not the headings. There's no native support in CSS for concepts like vertical rhythm (yet, anyway) and as such, it's a bit finicky and annoying. Take note of the videos and recommended practices, as they are helpful but I wouldn't get married to the idea of needing every element on a page to line up to a grid. Taking some time to design consistent margin and spacing, primarily between headings and paragraphs (often at multiples of the line-height) that utilize principles for good readability and scalability will go a long way without going crazy trying to align everything on the page.
pat barosy6,759 Points
What happens if I set the body font-size to 1.25 rem instead of em? How does that affect page layout?