Font sizing in EM or PX? written 5 years ago

Font Size

Here’s a quick study of some popular sites into what units they use to specify font sizes, widths etc.

Siteempxtextual (e.g. ‘small’)
reddit.com
bbc.co.uk  Richard Rutter Style
thetimes.co.uk Richard Rutter Style
rnib.org.uk Richard Rutter Style
clagnut.comRoot font size set in px, modified with ems thereafter
facebook.com
twitter.com
guardian.co.uk
google.com
amazon.co.ukMixture of px and ‘small’
ebay.com

This list was compiled using the element inspector in Firefox, or having a cursory look over the css for the site. It may not 100% accurate

Interesting to note that Richard Rutter himself no longer favours the Richard Rutter Method of Font-Sizing.

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