Responsive Typography: Face Detection Adjusts the Font Size

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The Net has been over-exploding with new technological advancements, recently. The focus has been on Responsive web design and it has skyrocketed since its inception. Ringing like a catch-line all over there’s a lot happening in this arena. The practical reason for it going great guns is that it idealizes the whole concept of displaying the content aesthetically on each and every device.

Typography has its own importance when it comes to writing content online. Responsive Typography has shifted the attention towards itself and there has been an initiative of various techniques to boost the typing legibility across various devices. This includes techniques like demonstrating various font weights to reconcile for Retina displays.

Marko Dugonjić, a web designer, has conducted an experiment and taken the entire concept of responsive typography to a different level, “Face Detection.” Yes, you have read it right. Now you can choose the font size by the face detection method. Dugonjić has taken into account the proximity a user is generally from his/her screen and then a re-adjustment of the font size is made accordingly.

Calculations done on this basis are hard to calculate and thus there are many opinions that crop up. The exact size of the body type, for proper legibility, has to be taken into consideration and even the eyes of the user play an important role. Now that’s a tough job.

The one thing that amazes and captures the attention is Dugonjić’s “on load” setting. This setting calculates the exact type size once, when it is on load and then continues with that size for an indefinite period. The web designer has gone to the extent of creating a “realtime” setting, which adjusts the font type according to the movement made by the user from the screen.

Using this on the Web and that too on an interactive basis can have its own benefits. Whether it should be or shouldn’t be used on the Web remains a debate. Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Andrew Jhonson is founder of BestPSDtoHTML. He loves creative designs, photography, paintings and everything about innovation. As an Internet entrepreneur, he constantly tries to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end users in a more streamlined way. His main focus lies in inspiring all the designers and develpers with all new ideas through his blogs.

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