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A Brief History of Web Font Sizes

Over the years I've referred to different articles when determining font size for projects I'm working on. Here they are in chronological order. A few are not so relevant today, and some of them are exceptional! You can be the judge of that.

  1. 05/11/01 - CSS Design: Size Matters

  2. 12/31/02 - Text Sizing

  3. 04/04/09 - Power To The People: Relative Font Sizes

  4. 05/18/04 - How to size text using ems

  5. 12/08/05 - Don’t compose without a scale

  6. 04/09/07 - Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid

  7. 11/20/07 - How to Size Text in CSS

  8. 09/30/08 - CSS Font-Size: em vs. px vs. pt vs. percent

  9. 05/01/11 - Font sizing with rem

  10. 05/03/11 - More Meaningful Typography

  11. 10/28/11 - R(a|ela)tional Design

  12. 12/09/11 - Composing the New Canon: Music, Harmony, Proportion

  13. 07/18/12 - How we learned to leave default font-size alone and embrace the em

  14. 07/19/12 - On ems and rems

  15. 11/08/12 - Why Ems?

  16. 11/00/13 - Which CSS Measurements To Use When