Once you have chosen fonts, there are still a number of ways to manipulate their appearance.

In this example, the text is set in Avenir® Next Regular.

Line spacing

A good line-height is a huge part of a comfortable reading experience. Leave a bit of air between lines, but not so much that lines of text start to drift apart.

line-height: 1.0em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

line-height: 1.25em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

line-height: 1.5em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

line-height: 1.75em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

Paragraphs with different widths will probably need different line-height settings. As a general rule, the longer the line length, the more space needed between lines ot help the reader find their way back to the start of the next line.

line-height: 1.0em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

line-height: 1.25em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

line-height: 1.5em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

line-height: 1.75em

Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

Letter-spacing

Unfortunately not all browsers support letter-spacing the same way. However, sometimes it may be worth a try.

In general, type set at display sizes can be set a little tighter, while very small text can be set a little wider. Text in all caps can often be spaced comfortably, but lowercase text often looks strange with extra spacing.

letter-spacing: -0.2em
Welcome aboard!
Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

letter-spacing: -0.1em
Welcome aboard!
Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

letter-spacing: 0
Welcome aboard!
Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!

letter-spacing: 0.1em
Welcome aboard!
Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance. Love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes, love! It’s love!