Nice Web Type

Nice Web Type is one place for web typography, following experiments, advancements, and best practices in typesetting web text. Handcrafted by Tim Brown, Type Manager for Adobe Typekit.

‘There is no breakpoint’

Ben Callahan:

I tried once to really dig into a site’s analytics as a guide for what breakpoints I should use. Of course, that didn’t work. The numbers I determined based on analytics didn’t line up with the layouts where my content and design weren’t working well together, so I ditched that idea and just started putting breakpoints where the design and content dictated.

Ben goes on to champion the use of chunk-specific media queries, rather than layout-wide “breakpoints”:

By placing our media queries inline, immediately following the smallest styles, we can group styles by the components they impact and not worry about following a specific set of breakpoints.

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