Daniel De Laney is a designer: My new portfolio(danieldelaney.net)

over 3 years ago from Daniel De Laney, Senior Interaction Designer at frog

  • Matthew SmithMatthew Smith, over 3 years ago

    I like the minimalist homepage. Careful with using viewport width units for font sizes unless you set limits on it...your body font size is up to 48px (!) on my desktop and down to 15.6px on iPhone 6!

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    • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, over 3 years ago

      Yeah, I’m experimenting with that unit and finding I need to think through it a little more. One of my primary cases is showing the site on a big TV at a client’s office. At the same time, 48px text can seem a little invasive on a desktop display. Have you managed this spectrum of displays? How do you do it?

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      • Matthew SmithMatthew Smith, over 3 years ago

        Ah, I hadn't considered that case...seems a bit tricky.

        I haven't designed for TV, but one idea is creating a toggle switch for font size.

        You could also see if it's possible to detect TV pixel density either with media queries or JavaScript.

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      • Matt RintoulMatt Rintoul, over 3 years ago

        TV is likely only a use case for your demos, not for the average visitor coming to your site on their own. You could use a slightly different route or query variable in the url, or use javascript to capture a key command to turn on a 'tv mode' as a workaround/hack for this use case.

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