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How come fonts in Figma visually appear smaller than on a live website?

I’m working on a blog design and an 18px Georgia font is so much smaller in appearance than an 18px Georgia font on a Medium blog post.

Medium post with dev tools code

My design with same size font

It’s important to get this straight because when I hand this off to a front-end developer, I really don’t know what is going to happen to the design. So the question is if I should bump up the font size to 24px in the Figma design and then just drop in a warning to the dev to make that 18px in the code.


The width of the screen in Figma is 556px whereas the phone you are viewing it in is 375px so of course the font is relatively larger.

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Thanks! :slight_smile: Thoroughly embarrassed now but glad to know this now.