Ensuring Readable Column Widths

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I thought I’d join the eight majillion other bloggers out there praising the new Elements of Typographical Style site. It’s really an amazing resource. Thanks to Steve.

From a typographical perspective, the most appropriate method is to set box width in ems (elastic layout) as it ensures the measure is always set to the typographer’s specification. Setting box width as a percentage (liquid layout) gives the typographer approximate control over measure but also allows the reader to adjust the layout to suit his or her comfort.

Choose a comfortable measure. Dec 13 2005. Online. The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web