Compose to a Vertical Rhythm

December 4, 2008

On the Web, vertical rhythm is contributed to by three factors: font size, line height and margin or padding. All of these factors must calculated with care in order that the rhythm is maintained.

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Incremental leading

December 3, 2008

In editorial design, there is a technique used for sidenotes and boxouts that aligns to the baseline grid, or vertical rhythm. It’s called incremental leading.

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Syncotype

December 1, 2008

Syncotype is a simple tool to help align your text to a baseline grid. Enter your line height and offset in pixels in the Syncotype control box and click “Syncotype it” to overlay a baseline grid in red.

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Setting up a Baseline Grid

November 28, 2008

In this article, I will go through some simple steps to acheive good clean well structured typography in Adobe Indesign.

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Baseline Rhythm Calculator

November 21, 2008

Generate a basic CSS stylesheet with the proper calculations for a consistent baseline.

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