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CSS CSS Foundations Values and Units Numeric and Textual Data Types

PXs and EMs

Why are we using the pixels and ems interchangeably on this page? ...as in

iv { width: 700px; padding: 2em; margin: auto;

}

thanks.

2 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

That's because when using the formula target / context = result with padding the context is the width of the element itself, in this case 700.

thanks James