Thursday, December 04, 2008

CSS Body Typography Samples

I just stumbled upon a nice example of some body copy styles applied in CSS:

It's interesting to see the subtle changes in readability that leading and alignment can make to a block of text. Makes me think back to my days in editorial design and how things seemed to be simpler back then :)

This was a bit of new information to me:

p + p {
text-indent: 1em;

The use of the 'p + p' to define a style. I hadn't used that before but will now that I know it's usage and availability! Check out the drop cap example at the bottom... sweet! Too bad that IE doesn't support it very well. What a surprise.

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