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The answer to most any "when should I use typestyle X" is: when it looks appropriate. That said, note that condensed faces are typically considered display faces. They're not necessarily meant for use as a text face, but rather for things like headers and headlines. Newspapers especially like them because you can fit a lot more into a headline with a ...


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In the scope of web design, which seems to be the scope of the OP's question, I would rather use web-related terms as opposed to trying to import typesetting terms from the (fascinating) printed media world. I would call this "vertical margin" as in the CSS margin property. The margin is the spacing between the border of adjacent elements (as opposed to the ...


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In typesetting terms, Slug is a common term for a horizontal gap. - Space after/before a paragraph, a horizontal gap between sections, or between rules, etc. The slug has a specified size similar to type sizes and would be placed inline with the metal type to create the proper vertical spacing. based upon the edit.... Cell padding seems the most obvious ...



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