Seriously though folks, please try and move away from absolute sizes for elements (px).
Unless they’ve fixed it IE can’t resize a 14px font (View -> Text Size). Your also assuming that
14px is the same size on all monitors and that ain’t the case.
You have just let evil nitpicker out of me, so here it goes:
Absolute units in CSS are: cm, mm, in, pt, pc.
Relative units are: em, ex, px.
As you say yourself:
Your also assuming that 14px is the same size on all monitors and that ain’t the case.
That means “relative”, I suppose.
Quote from The God of The Accessibility Joe Clark:
“Today, I want everyone in the room to take a vow never to say
anything like that ever again. Do not tell people, or tell yourself,
or even think that there’s something inherently wrong with pixel-based
fonts. What there’s something inherently wrong with is Internet
Explorer for Windows”
Yes, I do thing that setting font size in such way that even poor IE
users can resize them is a
Good Thing ™. (I also may think, that these three people who know
how to do that resizing are using FF or Opera anyway, but that’s
No, I do not think that anybody setting font size in px should be
punished or called names.
And we absolutely do not need pointless discussion and/or flame war
on this subject. Just do
it in the way you think is the right one.