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hog_mus_stream
06-17-2010, 04:29 AM
if we take that still some people use CRT monitors and 1024x768px
is minimum or standard for webpages, while many people use LCD's
with wide screen and high resolutions

is it better to make CSS text in pixels or points ?
does any of these 2 properties (by itself) have impact on small res VS high res
or it doesn't matter ?

tinimic
06-17-2010, 05:10 AM
is it better to make CSS text in pixels or points ?
does any of these 2 properties (by itself) have impact on small res VS high res
or it doesn't matter ?

Actually, neither should be used. Points is useable strictly for typeface applications when the size of the print media is known. Specifying size in pixels may disallow text size adjustments for visually impaired readers.

A good start in researching this topic is:

http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size

Hope this helps.

marilynn.fowler
06-17-2010, 07:08 AM
Using em is good because it allows older versions of IE to size up and down. Older IE browsers didn't scale up pixels. I use pixels when I need precise measurements, though sometimes I use pixels just for div widths and use ems for font sizes.

hog_mus_stream
06-18-2010, 01:30 PM
hmm bit confused now

groundzeroginge
06-18-2010, 01:37 PM
basically as I seem to understand it, use pixels for other elements, and em for text <p> <li> <h1> etc.



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