I began my career as a print designer and when I transitioned into the world of digital design, one of the most obvious differences was the treatment of typography on the web.
It makes sense. A screen emits light and what we see is created by thousands of flickering pixels, our eyes are going to work harder.
Print has more leeway, you can set the base font-size at about 9 points and still have a legible document. That is the typical size seen in magazine articles. This means that you set the primary text, which is commonly the body of the article, at 9 points and size all other fields of text accordingly. Continue Reading