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

ben morrison morrison.ben at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 17:21:00 CDT 2007

On 8/2/07, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:
> >> 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.
> That's a common misconception, but pixels are /relative/ measurements.  See
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#length-units>.
> > ...with pixels, IE users will _not_ be able to resize fonts.
> That's not true with IE7.  For IE6, my not-very-accommodating feeling is
> that people who need this feature are already using a better browser.

I agree with you, but you have to understand that not everyone is able
to/can /upgrade/knows how to/install  IE7 and its still BEST practice
to use a relative (non px) unit for now....


Ben Morrison

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