Monday, 18 February 2013

Measurement Values

%Defines a measurement as a percentage relative to another value, typically an enclosing element.p {font-size: 16pt; line-height: 125%;}
cmDefines a measurement in centimeters.div {margin-bottom: 2cm;}
emA relative measurement for the height of a font in em spaces. Because an em unit is equivalent to the size of a given font, if you assign a font to 12pt, each "em" unit would be 12pt; thus, 2em would be 24pt.p {letter-spacing: 7em;}
exThis value defines a measurement relative to a font's x-height. The x-height is determined by the height of the font's lowercase letter x.p {font-size: 24pt; line-height: 3ex;}
inDefines a measurement in inches.p {word-spacing: .15in;}
mmDefines a measurement in millimeters.p {word-spacing: 15mm;}
pcDefines a measurement in picas. A pica is equivalent to 12 points; thus, there are 6 picas per inch.p {font-size: 20pc;}
ptDefines a measurement in points. A point is defined as 1/72nd of an inch.body {font-size: 18pt;}
pxDefines a measurement in screen pixels.p {padding: 25px;}

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