[thelist] OO JS, CSS typography, and a request to present

Stephen Rider evolt_org at striderweb.com
Thu Aug 2 12:07:25 CDT 2007

On Jul 27, 2007, at 2:19 PM, Jeffrey Barke wrote:

> 2. Is there a difference between using pixels and ems for typography?
> If not, what do people use and why?

ems are relative, while pixels are absolute measurements.  If you use  
ems then any viewer will be able to resize the font -- with pixels,  
IE users will _not_ be able to resize fonts.  Thus, for usability  
reasons, it's generally considered better to use ems or % sizes.

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