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Typography

Typography is perhaps one of the most important and most visible things on a web page. Even slightest imperfection can ruin otherwise perfect website. With Kube, you will have perfect typography with ideal spacing, font sizes and proportions, regardless of the exact style or font you choose for your site..

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Typography of Kube based on the 4px horizontal grid, it means that for the headers, paragraphs, quotes and any other texts chosen are a combination of line-height, that fit into the 4px grid and help set the horizontal rhythm of design by default.

4px horizontal rhythm
4px grid for typography - the magic of the horizontal rhythm

With this feature, you can quickly and easily make a solid and harmonious-looking website and UI design. You do not need to do complicated calculations to find the size and proportions of the text baseline, no need to look for the magic formula to build a horizontal rhythm. Magic is already in Kube.

You can use all the default settings of typography and it will always look balanced. But also you can easily change any font sizes, just try to set the value of line-height fold for 4px and your texts will still look great.

Additional balance and harmony, creates a classic typography scale, used in Kube.

the typography scale
The typography scale helps to build a balance between the size of headings and text elements

Headings

Use h1-h6 tags or .h1-.h6 classes to define headers and class=“title” for the title, which is suitable for the most important inscriptions, for example, in the hero or covers.

Title

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6
<h1 class=“title”></h1>
<h1></h1><h6></h6>

Paragraphs

The base pragraph has an ideal ratio of font size and baseline. This text is easy to read in most cases.

16px/24px

By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver.

<p></p>

In special cases, you can use modifiers which increase or decrease the text size. It is useful for building a variety of websites and UI, when you need to make a lead text or signatures with a small font size .

20px/32px

By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver.

<p class=“large”></p>

18px/28px

By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver.

<p class=“big”></p>

14px/20px

By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver.

<p class=“small”></p>

12px/20px

By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver.

<p class=“smaller”></p>

Columns

Kube has three classes of .columns-2 through .columns-4 to create a multi-column layout. All multi-column layouts will be in a single column on mobile.

2 columns

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<div class=“columns-2”>
    <p></p>
</div>

3 columns

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<div class=“columns-3”>
    <p></p>
</div>

4 columns

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<div class=“columns-4”>
    <p></p>
</div>

Quotes

Quotes in the text stand out for contrast and added variety to the text. In the quotes you can mark text as a paragraph tag and without it.

No, she’ll probably make me do it. Goodbye, friends. I never thought I’d die like this. But I always really hoped. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. I never loved you.

<blockquote></blockquote>

Use small tag for attribution. It’s a prefer way for semantic code.

Who’s brave enough to fly into something we all keep calling a death sphere? Yes. You gave me a dollar and some candy. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense.

— Bender
<blockquote>
    <p>Quotation content</p>
    <small>Author attribution</small>
</blockquote>

Pre-formatted

Pre-formatted text most often used to display code snippets or other text elements, for which you wish to preserve the exact formatting they’ve got.

Function.prototype.inherits = function(parent)
{
    for (var key in parent.prototype)
    {
        this.prototype[key] = parent.prototype[key];
    }
};
<pre></pre>

You feel free to use code tag inside pre.

Function.prototype.inherits = function(parent)
{
    for (var key in parent.prototype)
    {
        this.prototype[key] = parent.prototype[key];
    }
};
<pre><code></code></pre>

Inline Elements

Kube features various inline formatting elements. They all have their own semantic meaning, but you’re free to use them just for their style.

Example Tag Example Tag
CSS <abbr> Cite <cite>
Code <code> Sample <samp>
Variable <var> Mark <mark>
Shortcut <kbd> Deleted <del>
Italic <i> Emphasis <em>
Highlighted <strong> Bold <b>
xsuperscript <sup> xsubscript <sub>
Small <small> Inserted <ins>

Modifiers

Modifiers - a set of helper classes for creating accents in the text and for the solution of useful tasks without writing CSS code, for example, the alignment of the text in the center.

Modifiers can be applied to any tags as inline elements, links or block tags.

Example Modifier
Muted .muted
Muted link .muted
Black link .black
Highlight .highlight
upper .upper
LOWER .lower
Italic .italic
Strong .strong
Not strong .normal
Monospace .monospace
Nowrap .nowrap
Remove margin bottom .end
Highlight .highlight
Small .small
Smaller .smaller
Large .large
Big .big
Text left .text-left
Text center .text-center
Text right .text-right

Figure

A figure tag features an image, a video or a code plus a caption. It is a good accessibility practice. It also helps serve responsive video to various devices when you wrap video into .video-container class.

Images
Image
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit…

HTML

<figure>
    <img src=“image.jpg”>
    <figcaption></figcaption>
</figure>
Video
Journey Through The Ice | National Geographic

HTML

<figure>
    <div class=“video-container”>
        <iframe></iframe>
    </div>
    <figcaption></figcaption>
</figure>
Code
Function.prototype.inherits = function(parent)
{
    for (var key in parent.prototype)
    {
        this.prototype[key] = parent.prototype[key];
    }
};
One of the implementations of inheritance

HTML

<figure>
    <pre></pre>
    <figcaption></figcaption>
</figure>

Lists

Although you most likely will not ever need to do so, you can still nest as many list levels as you like.

  • list item 1
  • list item 2
    • list item 2.1
    • list item 2.2
      • list item 2.2.1
      • list item 2.2.2
    • list item 2.3
    • list item 2.4
  • list item 3
  • list item 4
<ul>
    <li></li>
</ul>
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2
    1. list item 2.1
    2. list item 2.2
      1. list item 2.2.1
      2. list item 2.2.2
    3. list item 2.3
    4. list item 2.4
  3. list item 3
  4. list item 4
<ol>
    <li></li>
</ol>
Unstyled List

To remove default list styling, use .unstyled.

  • list item 1
  • list item 2
    • list item 2.1
    • list item 2.2
  • list item 3
  • list item 4
<ul class=“unstyled”>
    <li></li>
</ul>
Definition List

From time to time, you may need to produce a list of definitions, and there’s one nicely built-in into Kube. We love semantic things. And lists. We love lists.

Term 1
Description 1
Term 2
Description 2
Term 3
Description 3
<dl>
    <dt>Term</dt>
    <dd>Description</dd>
</dl>