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    Hi.

    What do you all use for line-height?
    I usually set the body to a line-height of 1.17, as it seems most browsers have something between 1.15 and 1.2 and 1.17 seemed a nice mid point.

    What do you guys use?

    thanks

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    It depends on the measure (the column width). The larger the measure, the larger the line height needs to be to preserve legibility.

    For a 'normal'-width content column I prefer a line height of 1.4 or 1.5.
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    ehhh a line-height of 1.4/1.5 for normal text? isn't this very large??

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    It's not that large in reality. A little spacing between lines of text makes it a lot easier to read. I usually use anything between 1.3 and 1.5.

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    It also works out better for people running "large fonts" (120dpi) and large monitors (and by large I mean HUGE - might as well be using your parents' TV instead of an actual monitor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by znebojsa View Post
    ehhh a line-height of 1.4/1.5 for normal text? isn't this very large??
    That's subjective, I suppose. I use line-height:1.5 on my blog. Have a look for yourself (it's in my signature).
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