The stylesheets linked below are a summary of the best practices covered in the previous sections. Each stylesheet is heavily commented; while some elements may be adjusted it is recommended that most should not, as vertical rhythm and white space would be compromised. The stylesheets are designed with a base size of 16 pixels, with appropriate line-spacing and content area min and max-widths.

The stylesheets cover all aspects of text - font-stacks, sizes and weights; line-spacing and line length (through min/max-width); lists and menus; headings, body text and sidebar text. While the demos below have html page structures it is intended that these would be used by id and class reference only, and should be discarded after use.

The stylesheets are further broken into four categories -all serif, all sans-serif and two combined serif and sans-serif styles. Sample pages have been included for each style. There is also a minified version of each style — harder to read, but smaller in size.

Serif headings and body text

Sans-serif headings and body text

Serif headings and sans-serif body text

Sans-serif headings and serif body text


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