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CSS CSS Layout Basics CSS Layout Project Creating and Styling the Layout Containers

when to use ems vs pixels [px]

When do you decide to use ems vs/or pixels in css?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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:point_right: It's always your choice, but you might pick based on what you are styling.

I would expect ems would be handy when you are working with text, and pixels more so when you are working with images or physical devices. Of course, these are very general guidelines, for example: pixels may still be a better choice when styling text if you need to make very accurate adjustments.

Thank you that clears up a lot of misunderstanding on my part from when I was learning about them i did not know when to apply them to what scenarios.