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What Happen to Font Sizes with Relative Page Width Units?

If you set your page width to relative length units like pixels, what will happen to font sizes? Usually, font sizes have absolute length units like point (pt). If you specify font sizes in points on pages with pixel widths, visitors with different browser resolutions may see your texts behave differently.

The HTML and CSS code below gives you a good example of setting font size in points:

<style type="text/css">
  BODY {background-color: gray}
  DIV.page {background-color: white; width: 730px;
    padding: 25px; text-align: left}
  HR {width: 730px}
  P {width: 730px; font-size: 12pt}
  H1 {font-size: 24pt}
</head><body><center><div class="page">
<img src=fyi_banner_blended.jpg width=728 width=90>
<H1>730-Pixel Wide with an Image and a 24pt Title</H1>
<hr align=left>
<p><script language="JavaScript">
  for (i=0; i<20; i++) {
    for (j=0; j<40; j++) {
      document.write(j+' ');
<p align="right">By FYICenter.com</p>

Save the code in 24PointPageLayout.html and view it with IE on a 1280x1024 screen, you will see a nice looking page like this:

But if you view it with FireFox on a 1280x1024 screen, you will see your page behaving incorrectly as:

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  1. What Needs To Be Considered When Designing Page Layout?
  2. What Is Screen Resolution?
  3. What Is Browser Resolution?
  4. How To Test Browser Resolutions?
  5. How Wide Do You Want Your Page Content to Be?
  6. What Are the Page Widths on Popular Websites?
  7. What Are the Length Units Used in CSS?
  8. How To Set Page Width Relative To the Browser Width?
  9. How To Set Page Width to a Fixed Value?
  10. How To Center Your Page in Browser Windows?
  11. What Happen to Images with Absolute Page Width Units?
  12. How To Set Page Widths to Relative Length Units?
  13. What Happen to Font Sizes with Relative Page Width Units?
  14. How To Set Font Sizes to Relative Length Units?
  15. What Are the Background Style Properties?
  16. How To Specify a Background Image?
  17. How To Position Background Images?
  18. How To Specify Two Background Images on a Page?

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