This post comes as a follow-up to the article I wrote some time ago about how you can achieve greater control over typography and how to align it to a vertical rhythm.
I highly suggest you check that one first as it goes into greater depth and you can get more background information about the issue and only then go on with this one.
Typography is an important part of web design nowadays and free services like Google Web Fonts or Adobe’s Typekit make custom fonts on the web a commodity.
Let’s take it slow and start with a core principle of typography, vertical rhythm. Vertical rhythm is about spacing body text or, more generally, vertical stacked elements, in a consistent manner to give structure and hierarchy to your content.
Some use the body text’s line-height as the measuring unit for the vertical rhythm. …