Never use pixel values for fonts on websites

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Last Updated: 2021-05-16

In Oxbridge Notes, I upped the font-size in Chrome to "v. large" for filming a screencast. This, however, broke the whole website's look, in that some elements did not scale correctly using the browser accessibility tools.

The reason was because I had hard-coded pixel font-sizes for some elements instead of using EM/REM units.

Lesson

Never use pixel values for font-sizes.