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    the font size dukeout! exs, ems or %?

    I'd like to use something for font sizing on my navagation elements, but I'm trying to figure out what to use. Can I get a quick-and-dirty explanantion of exs vs. ems vs. %? % is a % of the browser window, correct? And one "em" is half the height of a standard character, or something? It depends on your browser's text size, right? And exs is some mythological measurement that I can't find ANY information about.

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    The book HTML Utopia. Designing Without Tables Using CSS has a good explanation.
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    Here's a good thread that might help as well. Check out some of the links given in it.

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    what thread are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trigger
    I'd like to use something for font sizing on my navagation elements, but I'm trying to figure out what to use. Can I get a quick-and-dirty explanantion of exs vs. ems vs. %? % is a % of the browser window, correct? And one "em" is half the height of a standard character, or something? It depends on your browser's text size, right? And exs is some mythological measurement that I can't find ANY information about.
    An "em" is the height/width of the letter "M". An "ex" is the same thing, but with the letter "X". This link has more info.

    As for me, I like setting a percentage to the <body> tag, then using ems from then on.

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