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Mani Saini
Mani Saini
3,101 Points

1em is equal to 16px?

So if 1em = 16px that means 2em = 32px and 3em = 48em. However in this video when the teacher changed the font size from 3em to 2em, the font became even larger ? I was expecting the fonts to become smaller? Can someone please explain this?

Miroslav Kovac
Miroslav Kovac
11,454 Points


Which video do you mean?

1 Answer

I can't really comment on this specific case, as I haven't seen the video, but em sizes are based on the size of the font being used, which isn't always going to be the default size of 16px. Think of em size as a multiplier rather than a fixed number of pixels.

2em = twice as big while .5em = half as big.

If the font is 40px to start with, 2em makes it 80px.