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2 Comments on “8th Light”
I just wanted to state that I agree with the vast majority of your comments here, but I think a little leniency should be given to the small caps. I agree that is is probably too loose, but this is most likely the technology and not the designer.
Unfortunately (as I have had to deal with a number of times) all web browsers except Firefox do not accurately deal with sub-pixel rendering of type. So you basically have to work with pixel increments when tracking type. Leaving you with the decision of too tight or too loose. Typically I end up going with loose rather than crammed up tense type, which Billy may have done here as well.
Phenomenal write up and analysis. I agree with everything except the note on the kerning on the small caps. I think when the type gets that small this extra kerning actually helps out readability.