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Nayoon kim
Nayoon kim
3,098 Points

So, is the percentage unit a relative unit I guess?

pixel is an absolute unit and percentage unit is a... ?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

That's right, percentage is relative to the size of the containing element.

Ignazio Calo
Ignazio Calo
Courses Plus Student 1,819 Points

I'm not sure I got your question, but a percentage is a relative size to the parent container. Here you can see the result https://jsfiddle.net/72k2jtwe/