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How To Set Font Sizes to Relative Length Units?

Knowing that setting font sizes to absolute length units will cause problems on text sizes with different browser resolutions, you can set your font sizes to relative length units, like px (pixel). The tutorial exercise code below sets font sizes to pixels:

<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: 16px}
  H1 {font-size: 32px}
</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 32px 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 32PixelPageLayout.html and view it with FireFox and IE on a 1280x1024 screen, you will see the page displayed nicely in both browsers:

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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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