Prose Page Formatting

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  • A common problem is too wide line length on content which hurts readability. 35-75 characters is a good target for this.
    • Can do this by increasing margin or font size.
  • Bigger line height helps too.
    • 1.4 to 1.7em helps for content, but should reduce as font size increases
  • Sometimes headlines should use smaller sizes on mobile to reduce excessive wrapping.
  • Dark gray is good for paragraphs, which leaves black for the headers so they stand out.
  • Line spacing should be set so that elements are attached to the relevant items. For example, a date and location would be closer to the headline it's attached to than to the rest of the content.
  • Lists
    • Lists benefit from greater line height and custom bullets.
    • Use custom bullet images and alight them with the left side of the header text for the list.
  • A nice trick is to make the background a gradient, which starts out white at the top for better contrast with the header and slow fade to gray for smoother contrast with inputs later down the page.

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