I’ve a question regarding the baseline, do you align it with type baseline or the type box??
Hi Matt Hryhorsky ,great article!
Mauricio Uehara

Hey Mauricio! Thanks for reading. For clarification, do you mean the bounding box, or a container you’d design as a box around your type?

If it’s the bounding box, that doesn’t matter — you’d want to align the bottom of your letters with your baseline. Setting your line height to a multiple of the baseline makes this easy peasy.

If by box you mean a container that you’ve drawn around your type, then both elements should hit the baseline. So, for example your container height would be a multiple of your baseline (say, 700px for a 7px baseline) and the type within it would have a line height that’s a multiple of your baseline height.

Hope that helps clear things up!

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