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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Media Query Basics

Mike Jensen
Mike Jensen
11,718 Points

How can a percentage value be used with the media features height and width?

Guil mentions that this is possible. But how? Aren't percentage lengths defined relative to parents elements? In this case, there is no parent element, so what should the value be relative to? I tried to test this myself and it didn't work.

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

When you're defining a percentage for a root element, the value is relative to the viewport (i.e. your web browser window.) :-)

Hope this helps!