CSS CSS Basics (2014) The Box Model Margins


In the video i get that the font-size ems are calculated on default 16.. but margins arent worked out the same i just cant see it?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "em" unit is based on the font size of the parent element, it has no default.

The unit that is based on the default document font is the "rem" (root em).

And margins are an entirely different setting than font sizes. They are not related unless you explicitly set them using "em" or "rem" units.