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Converting Pixels to Ems for Responsive Typography

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    Responsive Typography
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    with Amber Himes Matz
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    Now that we have a flexible layout based
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    on percentages, we want to add that same flexibility to our typography.
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    This is far from a textbook case since we are updating an existing
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    theme instead of working from a Photoshop comp
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    with absolute widths and pixels.
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    In fact, some of our font sizes are already in ems, which is great.
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    First, we'll take a look at how the font sizes have already
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    been declared in 960 robots theme.

Responsive Typography

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We're making progress in making our theme more flexible and fluid. Next, we’ll address our site's typography and implement relative font-sizing. This will help ensure that our text is more legible without the need to pinch and zoom. To do this, we’ll convert our font-sizes declared in pixels to ems, using the target ÷ context = result formula. Break out those calculators!

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https://github.com/DrupalizeMe/demo-rwd-7x (Checkout branch 04-responsive-typography)