The specification also defines a % value, which is always relative to another value. Note: Defining font sizes in px is , because the user cannot change the font size from the browser. Then add something like this to your code to set the base font size. The main problem with using pixel px units is that, unlike the em or rem unit, they are not scalable and making changes in the font size on different screen sizes can be challenging. So I wrote my own little plugin that reduces the font size to fit the container, assuming you have overflow: hidden and white-space: nowrap so that even if reducing the font to the minimum doesn't allow showing the full heading, it just cuts off what it can show.
I expected that as the viewport narrowed the h2 size would remain the same if the viewport height remained the same. And on your ideea that would become on 300px width container at 4px font-size. In this example I am using ems for the padding on the box. Length is a number followed by a length unit, such as 10px, 2em, etc. As soon as I have it up and running I'll post you a note to let you know.
Instead, if you really want to set a base top-level font size, set it in pt. So everything ends up double as big. Vestibulum volutpat tellus diam, consequat gravida libero rhoncus ut. Making your font-size respond to viewport or container size should be a must to complete your responsive designs. Maecenas imperdiet felis nisi, fringilla luctus felis hendrerit sit amet. How they work One unit on any of the three values is 1% of the viewport axis.
What I mean is, you'll get text readable on any device by simply setting font-size: 16px but you'll get lines too long in large desktop displays and too short in narrow viewports. Straight up media queries seems like a much simpler and more understandable solution to resizing font based on container sizes that may be dynamic. Your writing is just awesome! You have to remember that using this method means your svg will respond to its container size. It doesn't have to be pixel perfect at larger font-sizes but it should still be usable. Leave the user alone he can change the size of text if he wants - after all its his browser You can't control everything as I could load my own stylesheet anyway.
It can be harder to read text when the eye has to travel a farther distance back to the beginning of the next line. But how does it work? Trigger the function prior to adding the window resize event listener. I find that if I use vw, then as I alter only the height of the viewport, then the size of the font does not change until I change the width of the viewport , and vice versa for using vh and altering only the width of the viewport. Pellentesque interdum, nisl nec interdum minimus, augue diam porttitor lorem, et sollicitudin felis neque sit amet erat. Maecenas imperdiet felis nisi, fringilla luctus felis hendrerit sit amet. If your goal is to eliminate font sizing problems, then why implement a technique that causes font sizing problems for a different set of users? To set the font-size to the equivalent of 14px, set it to 1.
For example, users with limited vision may wish to set the font size much larger than the size chosen by a web designer. But, there is one thing that needs to be looked after. You can use viewport-relative font sizes without compromising design on low resolution devices. And on small screens as someone mentioned , the text will be far too small to read. Absolute Lengths The absolute length units are fixed and a length expressed in any of these will appear as exactly that size. In other words, it lets you specify a font size in a relative fashion without being affected by the size of the parent, thereby eliminating compounding.
Otherwise this is more of a scripting question :. However, a 2005 study showed that we tend to read faster text with long lines of up to 95 characters, which is equivalent to approximately 18 English words. I'm with mister Triplett on this one. To Josh Triplett above: The percentage top-level in the 62. Pellentesque interdum, nisl nec interdum maximus, augue diam porttitor lorem, et sollicitudin felis neque sit amet erat. Other absolute values include mm millimeters , cm centimeters , in inches , pt points and pc picas.
I may then turn to a flash component for the banner. The relativeness of the em unit is clear. The below resizes the font to the size of the container, whether the container is scaled to the size of the viewport, or if it's reached its max value. For example, some 1920x1080px phones have a viewport size of just 640x360. For those concerned about the usability of their site, this may be a big deal.