Related to: Cleaning up our font system
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Numbers in my mickey mouse ears are a bit high.
Edit time on posts got a fair bit smaller:
Topic list text size got bigger on mobile.
These are probably the most noticeable (intentional) changes, and I wanted to see if anyone noticed (you did!) and had any thoughts…
Both names and titles were .929em, which is a font-size I eliminated. So I moved names and titles to 1em and post meta to .8706em (seemed like a logical way to treat the hierarchy of information).
The reasoning for the elimination is that I’m using a formula to create our font scale:
multiplier ^ (step / interval). So from 1em, 1 size up is
2^(1/5), and one size down is
2^(-1/5). This makes it sane to move up and down the font scale (while nesting ems) without creating a potential infinite number of font size variations.
A couple options if this change is undesirable:
We could move names/meta both up to 1em, which is ~.7em larger than they used to be (the .87em size is too small for names, IMO).
I could modify the scale I’m using to provide more options (something like
2^(X/8)). I was trying to keep the interval small, but adding more sizes is still much better than what we started with. We’d then have a
.917em font-size for names/dates, and 21 available font-size variables instead of the 13 I’m using currently.
If you want to an overview of the available sizes in each scale, you can see them here
I like the mobile change but remember that post times are click / tap targets so should not be made smaller imo.
Did suggested topics get a little bit bigger? Something about it looks different.
This was a part of @awesomerobot’s changes around line height.
I think the new “time of post” sizing works fine on desktop, but we also need a bump up on mobile where it is way too small now.
Tags have gotten quite large in the header when scrolled down in a topic that does not have a category: