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Elastic Design

All this talk about layout techniques, but isn’t this supposed to be a special-effects chapter? It is: Elastic Lawn demonstrates an effect called ‘Elastic Design’ which is neither fixed nor variable-width, but instead a blend of the two.

The theory behind Griffith’s combination technique is logical. Type is allowed to scale larger and smaller within a browser when specified using relative units like % or em. Thus, if the measurements of various block-level elements are managed using the same units, shouldn’t the design itself be scalable? This is what elastic design allows.


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