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Pixels Prove Pixels Work

Alone among all CSS values, with a few exceptions to be discussed next, the humble and much-maligned pixel (px) unit works in browsers old and new, compliant and noncompliant, on any platform you care to name. 13px is 13px whether viewed in Windows, Mac OS, or Linux/UNIX. Set your text in pixels, and it will look the same in Gecko/Mac OS X, [13.12], IE6/Windows [13.13], and Opera 7/Windows [13.14].

13.12. The beginnings of a February 2003 redesign of zeldman.com (http://www.zeldman.com/). Text is set in pixels; therefore, it is the same size in Chimera for Mac OS X (shown here)…



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