[beta redesign] Titles and H2s are too big

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

developer.mozilla.org
Design
RESOLVED FIXED
11 months ago
3 months ago

People

(Reporter: wbamberg, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug, {in-triage})

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(2 attachments)

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Description

11 months ago
This is pretty opinionated, and I've given it time to get used to it, but IMO the titles and H2 headings in article pages are too big. Especially the title takes up a lot of space and really dominates the page.

For me personally, the main text body is also a little big.
Blocks: 1375892
Thanks Will. I go back and fourth on this myself but I think, over all, the web is trending to bigger fonts right now. We will make typography changes if we hear a lot of similar feedback.
Keywords: in-triage
Good news, we have the okay from brand to experiment with a different size. Not in time for the redesign launch but hopefully in the next few weeks.
Hey Will, I wanted to check in with you. Do you still feel this way after 3 weeks?
Flags: needinfo?(wbamberg)
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Comment 4

10 months ago
Yes, I do. I don't think it looks bad exactly, but I think for technical documentation (rather than, say, a new site or a blog) smaller headings seem better: more balanced, calmer, and with more space for content. I've attached a couple of screenshots of the current design and one with the title reduced by 1em: I think the smaller one looks better.

For a dramatic comparison, see http://cssreference.io/property/background-color/, where the title is hardly bigger than the body text.
Flags: needinfo?(wbamberg)
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Comment 5

10 months ago
Created attachment 8891034 [details]
title-big.png
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Comment 6

10 months ago
Created attachment 8891036 [details]
title-small.png
See Also: → bug 1440871
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Comment 7

3 months ago
The issue raised in this bug (giant title and H2 font) has been fixed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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