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Jasper de Waard said:
@Roel Nieskens: While I really love the microsite, I think it is actually surprisingly hard to see the differences between the optical sizes. A simple overlaid image would do much good in that respect, I think.
Nick Shinn said:
These are trade demonstrations.I would like to see a “user” website, where I can zoom in on text (by “unpinching” on a mobile device), and observe how the optical size changes from Regular to Display as each letter shape occupies more and more pixels.
I rewrote the opsz axis specification to clarify why the 1/72 inch physical pt is the axis scale unit, and what software needs to do if it wants to accurately calculate the correct opsz value, but the browsers are still using px even though this has been logged as a bug against them by Apple’s own browser text developer.
I just want to try it out, as a “user” would, not as a bleeding edge techie, which I am not.
The reason being that I am explaining to a prospective client that, in order to be prepared for the future, it would be a good idea to commission a custom design in the variable format. So to which non-trade site to I point them, to illustrate this suggestion?
Perhaps the best plan, at the moment, is to make a new design “variable ready”, while supplying it in the static format.
The thing is also that a non-type designer will probably not know exactly what to look for. Judging from the image, the differences for smaller sizes are:
- wider spacing
- larger x-height
- reduced 'clunkiness'
But it could be that I am missing some obvious ones, e.g. contrast? Although it doesn't look like it.
I would like to see a “user” website, where I can zoom in on text (by “unpinching” on a mobile device), and observe how the optical size changes from Regular to Display as each letter shape occupies more and more pixels.
In the wild, not the lab.
Paid for, not a promo.