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Making News with Web standards (27 Oct 2004)
In addition to the myriad of “under the hood” advantages that standards offer, for a text-heavy site, CSS is a designer’s dream. A computer screen is far from the best device for reading text, so making the experience more comfortable for the audience should be of primary importance to designers working on text-intense sites.

A printed newspaper has a limited amount of space, so the space between lines (leading) is usually tight to allow as much content as possible. On the Web, however, designers don’t have to deal with space limitations in the same way. Even without a full standards-based redesign, most sites could improve readability by increasing leading (using line-height) and increasing the space after paragraphs (using margins).
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