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CSS Compass Basics Compass Layout and Typography Establishing Vertical Rhythm with Compass

Max Weir
Max Weir
14,963 Points

vertical rhythm issues

Tried this method in compass but I'm getting massive margins below the header tags, the H4 tag is: font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2em; margin-bottom: 1.2em; which creates a huge space below. Im using the same base line settings of 16 / 24. Are these primarily just of heading tags?

Also if I use the h4 within a panel the space below is too big so I have to change that margin to reduce the space, is that going to cause an rhythm issue? I tried to use the @include adjust-font-size-to(26px); on an p tag with the class .intro but the result was a huge line height and margin bottom, not at all usable.

2 Answers

Hi Max,

had to answer without seeing your code, but here a great resource.

Vertical Rhythm - Compass

hope it helps!

Max Weir
Max Weir
14,963 Points

can u review my code below and let me know what I need to do?

Max Weir
Max Weir
14,963 Points

basically its in early stages of the project: ''' $base-font-weight: $light; $base-font-size: 16px; $base-line-height: 24px; @include establish-baseline; ''' and

''' h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { font-family: $heading-font-family; font-weight: $heading-font-weight; } h1 { @include adjust-font-size-to(34px); margin-bottom: rhythm(1, 34px); } h2 { @include adjust-font-size-to(28px); margin-bottom: rhythm(1, 28px); } h3 { @include adjust-font-size-to(20px); margin-bottom: rhythm(1, 20px); } h4 { font-weight: $bold; @include adjust-font-size-to(18px); margin-bottom: rhythm(1, 18px); } p { @include trailer(); } .intro { @include adjust-font-size-to(24px,1.5,16px); font-weight: $light; font-family: $heading-font-family; color: $dark-grey; } ''' But this outputs massive spaces between content and line heights are way too large also, do I need to add anything else?