How does using 'em' help me in css?

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  • Why em instead of px? 15 answers

I've heard that using 'em' for font size is recommended. I've tried it, but I really don't see any advantage of it. Actually, all of my co-workers were confused.

I've read few articles over the internet about %, em, and px. All of them suggested em, but I really don't understand it. Yes, I can change all the font size at once by using em...is that it?

I've tried several smartphones and all of them displayed 'px' without a problem...

Someone please guide me!

Thanks

-------------Problems Reply------------

The font unit em allows you to display font size ( as well as other element's size , e.g. images ) based on browser's configuration.

You can still use px as font unit, but 14px browser on mobile is different than 14px on desktop browser.

Category:font size Views:0 Time:2011-10-12
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