__/ [Els] on Sunday 11 December 2005 18:54 \__
> JD wrote:
>> Hi guys
>> What's the best way to specify font size using CSS? I try to avoid
>> absolute units like pt and px because then users can't resize the fonts
>> in IE, but % and em are a complete pain to use IMO. I read somewhere (a
>> W3C tip I think) that the best way is to specify a "base" size and then
>> have all your fonts relative that, but I'm not sure how that works.
> What's the pain in using %?
> Just set 100% for <body> (the "base" size), and then use other
> percentages like 85% for small print and 120% for headings, etc.
> Those are indeed relative to the percentage set for the <body>.
Overall, this probably depends on the page in question. There are cases where
the font size should be relative to the screen/window size. In such
circumstances, 'em' should be used. It takes an example to give a proper
answer, in my humble opinion.
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