CSS Absolute Length Units

Last Updated Jul 21, 2015, 12:00:06 PM

CSS Absolute Length Units

Absolute length units are fixed in relation to each other. They represent a physical measurement. Absolute length units are more useful when we know the physical properties of the output medium.

If you are working with the screens, then absolute length units not recommended, because screen sizes vary at some point of the time. However, they can be used if the output medium is known

Absolute Length Units
Unit Description Video Example
cm centimeters Watch GIF Try It
mm millilmeters Watch GIF Try It
in inches

note: 1 in = 96px = 2.4cm

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px * pixels

note:( 1px = 1/96th of in)

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pt points

note:( 1pt = 1/72 of 1 in)

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pc picas

note:( 1pc = 12 pt

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Sources and Credits

The source of the content has been referred and updated with Mozilla Foundation and W3C Organization

Last Updated Jul 21, 2015, 12:00:06 PM