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CSS CSS Foundations Web Typography Responsive Text and Vertical Rhythm: Part 2

Marston Gould
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Marston Gould
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Whoa nelly....

Okay its very easy to understand the concept that is being shown in the baseline.it stylesheet, but the where all those new values came from to space the various text items to sit exactly on those lines seem to have come out of thin air. How is someone supposed to know how to do that themselves without a ton of frustration?

4 Answers

Geoffrey Powell
Geoffrey Powell
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I'm guessing that Guil already had those values calculated for the vertical rhythm. If you google 'css baseline grids' you'll find lots of resources on how to calculate/generate them.

One needs to tinker with things in chrome dev-tools I imagine, and it probably isn't all that hard with practice. If he explained how he came up with the padding and margin figures by trial and error 'twould be a looooonng video.

EDIT: Oops, necro'd a 4-month-old thread ;-;

Good reminder, dev-tools. Thank you.

Feeling that same way as Marston posted 7 months ago..

Me, too! I thought maybe I missed a video somewhere explaining how those were all found out magically!

I strongly recommend Adobe Brackets as a text editor for anyone who is still struggling to wrap their heads around the box-model and how to calculate padding/margin/border measurements. It has a preview feature that updates in real time as you write your code. You can always experiment in the dev tools (like I said 3 months ago), but Brackets is a little simpler.

I agree, I use Brackets as well.