WHAT FONT SIZE TO USE
There are many different ways to declare a font size including points, pixels, inches, numeric designations ("1"), relative designations ("x-small"), ex's, em's and percentages. Here are some general rules for using these.
First and foremost stick a system and stick to it. While the different sizes can be intermixed within the rules, it tends to lead to headaches down the road. With CSS because items inherit there size from any parent elements, if you have not followed this rule, you may see surprising effects when you want to make a change to a single paragraph.
Second, avoid absolute sizing such as pixels and points. I'll start by acknowledging that these are not technically absolute since the size of a pixel is relative to the monitor values. That said, they are in a sense, more absolute than other values. There are a couple reasons to avoid them including a lack of proper inheritance, limitations on the ability of the user to resize them and encouraging a false sense of control over the Web page presentation.
Third, avoid relative word designations such as medium and x-small because they don't give sufficient flexibility and avoid ex's because they are not broadly enough supported.
Therefore, the two font size methods to use are em's and percentages. These are functionally the same (an em uses the size of the letter em in the system default font of the browser, percent is, obviously, a percent of that same default font). Some folks like to use em's because you start with 1 and go from there. Perhaps increasing the size to 1.2 em. Because values are inherited. If you have a div with a font size of 1.2 and a paragraph inside that with a font size of .5, that paragraph will actually be .6 of the default font size. Percentages start from 100%. The principle is the same. If you then lower the font in a div to 80% and then increase the font of a paragraph in that div by 150%, it will be 120% of the default value (.80 x 1.50 = 1.2).
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