Scalable Design: Beyond Responsive Design

Responsive Design has been a great breakthrough for modern web development. But I couldn’t help but notice that something is lacking in our expectations regarding the aesthetics of web user interfaces as well as the obvious/ not so obvious limitations we endure as end users due to static fonts in 2017.

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I will likely touch on a bunch of things you already know so I encourage you to skip through to better parts.

I may also offend you if you’re very sensitive or complacent about the current state of web design. Sorry in advance ;-D

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Let’s get directly to the point…

Web design is limited mainly due to font sizing

Practically speaking, fonts don’t scale on the web. Some people can’t fathom this but this is a “YUGE” discrepancy for a modern visual platform.I hope you are able to comprehend the impact this has on the way in which we:

  • Design for the web.
  • Implement user interfaces.
  • Fight against content-display limitations.
  • Fight against limitation regarding animations.
  • Work harder to make things look similar-ish on the large variety of browsers and devices we consume today.

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