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Dan Williams5,339 Points
When is the right time to start using Viewport units: vw, vh, vmin, vmax ?
I understand that there is currently limited browser support for vw, vh, vmin, vmax.
However, saying that they work for the output browser my users view the site in, do they offer a more simple method to get around designing a more adaptive responsive web site?
From what I understand at the moment using ems and media queries etc lets you create a site that resizes on different devices and screen resolutions etc.
But these seem like an easier way to achieve this?
Kathleen Cook6,240 Points
If I were you, I would use whatever units I preferred, especially if they work in the browser you're designing for. If cross-browser support isn't an issue, go with the new units!
You can look into shivs like modernizr.js to see if they support the new units. If so, they will help ensure cross-browser compatibility to take care of old browsers that never supported it.