Uncovering the Benefits of Using REMS in Web Design
- MS and REMS are units used for font sizing in web design
- MS is relative to the parent font size, whereas REMS are relative to the HTML root font size
- When using MS, font sizes can compound on top of each other and be difficult to control, whereas REMS are more consistent in their scaling
- Using REMS instead of MS can help avoid problems with compounding font sizes.
The Pros and Cons of Ms and REMS for Font Size Control
- M’s and REMS are two units for font size
- M’s are relative to the parent element, while REMS refer to the root HTML element
- M’s can be useful for padding, margin, widths and heights
- When using M’s to control margin or padding, they are relative to the font size of that element, while REMS remain consistent regardless of font size
- When you want consistent spacing between elements, it may be better to use REMS.
Scaling Websites with Ms/REMS: Benefits of Using Relative Measurement Units
- M’s and REMS are better to use than pixels when it comes to scalability
- The font size of an element can be changed easily with M’s/REMS, and the padding for that element will adjust accordingly
- Media queries can be used to scale a website in one go if M’s/REMS were used instead of pixels for sizing elements
- Using M’s/REMS can reduce the amount of media queries needed for a website.