A List Apart recently posted a blog titled "Variable Fonts for Responsive Design" about choosing typefaces and how it's possible that they can be as flexible and responsive as designs and layouts.
Nick Sherman wrote:
"Any variation is weight, width, stroke contrast, etc. – no matter how subtle – requires separate files. This concept may not seem so bad in the realm of print design, where layouts are also static. On the web, though, this limitation is what I refer to as the 'glass floor' of responsive typography: while higher-level typographic variables like margins, line spacing, and font size can adjust dynamically to each reader's viewing environment, that flexibility disappears for lower-level variables that are defined within the font. Each glyph is like an ice cube floating in a sea of otherwise fluid design."
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