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Discussion on: How to decide CSS units for responsive website?

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jlop

Its an amazing explication , but if the em unit is relative to the font size , and the font size is on em , and 1 em equals 16 px , then , there is no responsive here , we still using a fixed unit because we're using a reference to px ???

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DarkWiiPlayer

The important difference is that em ultimately depends on the user agent configuration, which may take into account the device and user preferences. That is, unlike we set a font-size to an absolute value somewhere, which is a big no in most cases.

Also, many elements change font-size; say your h1 has a font-size of 1.8em and your a.buttom has an outline of .2em, so a button in a heading will get a thicker outline than in the main text, according to the difference in font-size.