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Design Web Typography Final Project: Create a Typographic Site Polishing Touches

Why on the video the author uses rems in one place and ems in another? Why not use rems in all the places?

Why on the video the author uses rems in one place and ems in another? Why not use rems in all the places? What is the reason behind that?

1 Answer

Hey Łukasz, this article explains the difference between rem and em and when each is appropriate: https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/comprehensive-guide-when-to-use-em-vs-rem--cms-23984. Simply put:

  • Use em when you need the value to be relative to the element's font-size value.
  • Use rem when you want the value to be relative to the font-size set at the root of the document, or the html element.
Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray
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Great article! Thank you for linking that!