CSS Units

CSS Units. CSS has several different units for expressing a length. Many CSS properties take “length” values, such as width , margin , padding , font-size , etc.

What are CSS units?

CSS unit is used to determine the property size, which we set for an element or its content. The units in CSS are required to define the measurement such as margin: 20px; in which the px (or pixel) is the CSS unit. They are used to set margin, padding, lengths, and so on.

What is 1em in CSS?

The em is simply the font size. In an element with a 2 in font, 1em thus means 2in. Expressing sizes, such as margins and paddings, in em means they are related to the font size, and if the user has a big font (e.g., on a big screen) or a small font (e.g., on a handheld device), the sizes will be in proportion.

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