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RE: Relative Font Size

From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 15:10:56 +0200
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I wrote:
> Em is Best Practice for relative font-size but % works the same. I always use em.

Julian asked:
> Why? If they both work the same and are both relative units why is em better practice than %?

The em unit has a long tradition in typography and is the professionel term also in web design. "%" is more the expression of the people.

See: "The amazing em unit and other best practices", in:

Cascading Style Sheets
Designing for the web,
2. edition, 1999
ISBN 0-201-59625-3

by HÃ¥kon Wium Lie and Bert Bos

Best regards,
Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2003 09:04:18 UTC

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