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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

Jacob Dermer
Jacob Dermer
1,785 Points

When to use Pixels

In a previous lesson it seemed that px wasn't as good as em for styling.

Is there a rule of thumb for when it is best to use a particular unit?

2 Answers

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
28,904 Points

When using pixels your using actual measurements. The em units are relative unit that is relative to the currently chosen font size.

Jacob Dermer
Jacob Dermer
1,785 Points

Thanks Paul! I was wondering if there is a best practice for when to use each one?

Any insight is much appreciated

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
28,904 Points

No problem Jake. Happy to help.