Some of these are experimental.
We’ll put them in order of importance. (our take on that)
The browser will let you choose a base font size preference. It’s usually something like “small,” “medium,” or “large.”
This is why we suggest taking a look at
rem units for body copy and micro copy too.
Got a wild animation? Well, not everyone wants to see it. So, you can put it behind a flag. It’ll only do its thing – if the user hasn’t explicitly set their preferences to reduces motion.
Note: you can use
window.matchMedia("(prefers-reduced-motion: reduce)"); to hook into these things with JS.
Media Queries Level 5 spec
The size of the window / viewport
You can’t change the size on all devices – but you’ll have to assume that the user can decide what size the viewport will be.
Sounds obvious, but it’s a user preference – right?
This also includes how many bookmarks and addons and chrome that contribute to the clutter.
This can be set in preferences or changed on the fly.
Still super new, but – something to consider / and be on top of. Looks like it’s going to happen.
You know that light and dark mode stuff? Users can set this in the larger computer scope.
Not happening yet
Any other new things on the horizon? Or things we missed? Let us know!