[thelist] percents or pixels?

Mark Howells mark at mountain.ch
Tue Mar 19 11:20:01 CST 2002

> Now that I have read till I am blue in the face, what is the current
> thoughts on font-size as fas as percents or pixels?? Some info says one
> thing some says another...

That will always be the case. If you've read the arguments on both sides,
then you'll be aware of the pros and cons of each method. Neither is better
than the other‹it's a case of assessing your requirements and then choosing
as appropriate.

If your goal is for users to see text in the size you want it, then use
pixels. If you want to be "friendly" to them and allow their chosen font
size to apply, then use percentages or ems.

That said, newer browsers ignore the font size "lock" anyway ‹ namely IE6+,
NN6+ and nearly all Mac browsers.

Mark Howells

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