Vertical rhythm in web apps?

9 months ago from Daniel Caine, UX designer

  • Dexter W, 8 months ago

    As you probably realized, vertical rhythm becomes a lot more complex with web apps because usually you don't have walls of text, but components, tables, grids, labels, etc some of which are dynamic. I found that a lot of those CSS rules/mixins for marketing layouts don't necessarily translate over well.

    Try thinking about how the rhythm works in respect to how each component behaves with each other, and look at typical vertical rhythm for blocks of text in isolation. I don't think there's an easy way - as you build out a design system you start to see pairings that you can repeat.

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