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Fluid Foundations and Heights
I understand how to convert widths into percentages to make the site more adaptive to various viewport sizes; however, what about when dealing with the height of elements. Would leaving in fixed sizes on the height attributes have any negative effects?
It depends on what you are trying to achieve. In responsive/adaptive design you really would not use fixed heights as it can mess with over all design. But in a fixed or box layout design you may. All depends on what you are trying to do.