Kevin Montgomery R.G.D.

Typeset. A JQuery Plug-In

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In July 2012, I wrote a blog post on calculating the ideal font size for any viewing device. I’ve since written a JQuery plugin that typesets elements on a page automatically. I call it TypeSet. All settings are applied inline, for now, using relative em units. I still consider it a work in progress, it will probably have bugs, but I encourage you to check it out and give feedback!

 

Check out TypeSet

 

The plug-in queries your monitor resolution and uses it to calculate what your ideal font size should be, and is designed to be future-friendly.

 

You might be wondering: What about mobile devices? Their screens are quite¬†small, wouldn’t that shrink that calculated font size? In this case, TypeSet gets the users default font size, compares it to its calculation, and uses the larger of the two.

 

Enjoy!

 

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