A lot of design work is inherently creative and artistic, but an almost equal proportion is spent analyzing the nitty-gritty aspects of usability, and 'Abaci' is a new tool that helps designers to increase their focus on the former. Abaci automatically assesses designs and suggests the ideal font sizes for the different pieces of text on that page.
The text ratios employed by Abaci are based on the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical pattern found in nature and frequently co-opted by designers and architects because of its inherent attractiveness. Regardless of whether one's design uses pixels or points, all designers need to do is input the size of text that they know they'll be using, and Abaci automatically tells them what sizes to use for all the other text on the page.
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