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So Chris……

  • # February 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    What CSS Reset do you use?

    If custom will you post?

    And, Finally What are your thoughts on using:

    font: 62.5%

    in a css reset? – some say it’s bad others say it’s totally fine……


    # February 14, 2010 at 2:00 am

    He just uses a simple:

    * { margin: 0; padding: 0; }

    Very simple.

    # February 14, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Yep that’s about it… it’s worked fine for me on countless projects. 62.5% is if you want to size text in EMs and have the 1em=10px thing going on. All good, I just hardly ever use EMs anymore personally.

    # February 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    "chriscoyier" wrote:
    All good, I just hardly ever use EMs anymore personally.

    I’ve been pondering making the change over to px as IE6 slowly gets shunned. Is that what you’re using now?

    # February 18, 2010 at 5:20 pm


    I’ve read countless times the suggestion of using em’s instead of pixels when it comes to font size, I’ve worked with em’s for years very well and I still do.

    Chris, would you mind explaining why you yourself use pixels for font size instead of em’s and what are the benefits you see in doing so?

    I never expected this :mrgreen::

    body { font:13px/1.4 Verdana, “Lucida Grande”, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-Serif; …}

    Not sure if you do already, I haven’t searched, but it’d be great if you could address this topic as an article in the main page for everyone, since many people consider your comments and recommendations a lot.


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