May 9th, 2022

Replying to a tweet from @css

Ah, memories!

It was 18 years ago that @Clagnut introduced the idea:

https://clagnut.com/blog/348/

(Not that he—or anyone else—would recommend it these days!)

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Emma Pratt Richens

Interesting read. I don’t recall ever reading it before. Glad someone else came to a similar resolution at a similar time. Even if just to make em units easier to manage.

Kevin G.

It’s still a good technique. Font size in ems, however, is not.

# Posted by Kevin G. on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 11:19am

Maëlig

Yeah it’s not as bad as some people make it out to be, imho. Wouldn’t necessarily reach for it on a new project, but I wouldn’t refactor it out of an existing project either.

# Posted by Maëlig on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 7:10am

Johan Ronsse

The linked solution by @clagnut is complex. But I would use that on a “beauty” website maybe. Just don’t see how only scaling type is the solution.

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