Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
Eric Meyer has felt a lot of pain due to
line-height, which means us mere mortals are totally up the creak.
He posted about how line-height is abnormal and goes into detail on his learning curve, and the pain he saw which lead him too:
Why bring all this up? Because I went and poked line-height: normal with a stick, and found it to be both squamous and rugose. As with all driven to such madness, I now seek, grinning wildly, to infect others.
Hereâ€™s the punchline: the effects of declaring line-height: normal not only vary from browser to browser, which I had expectedâ€”in fact, quantifying those differences was the whole pointâ€”but they also vary from one font face to another, and can also varying within a given face.
I did not expect that. At least, not consciously.
He created a tool that visualizes all of this for you, so you can see the magic at work:
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:15 am