As you can see, both the em and percent units get larger as the base font-size increases, but pixels and points do not.
It can be easy to set an absolute size for your text, but it’s much easier on your visitors to use scalable text that can display on any device or any machine.
Which of these four units is best suited for the web?
It’s a question that’s spawned a diverse variety of debate and criticism.
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We will then re-instate the website for your previous username with no further charge.One of the most confusing aspects of CSS styling is the application of the font-size attribute for text scaling.In CSS, you’re given four different units by which you can measure the size of text as it’s displayed in the web browser.In theory, both the em and the percent units are identical, but in application, they actually have a few minor differences that are important to consider.In the example above, we used the percent unit as our base font-size (on the body tag).For this reason, the em and percent units are preferred for web document text.