In the world of front-end development, fluid typography has a lot of promise. Brian recently asked on Twitter why more WordPress themes don’t take advantage of elements like VH and VW. Ana Cirujano answered and pointed to “The State of Fluid Web Typography” by Matej Latin.
Matej says there are four reasons why fluid web typography isn’t widely used by designers yet:
- Proper responsive web design/development is still confusing and complicated.
- Web typography still isn’t perceived as necessary by many designers/developers.
- Potential accessibility problems.
- Fluid web typography can be very tricky.
If you do any work with typography or front-end development, this is a good read. 🗛