FAQ: Sizing Elements - Width: Minimum & Maximum

This community-built FAQ covers the “Width: Minimum & Maximum” exercise from the lesson “Sizing Elements”.

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This part doesn’t seem to be making a difference in the sizing to me. I am still not able to see the impact of setting the widths to min and max. I mean, I get the concept and it is a great one, but I am unable to see it making any difference. So tell me how will I be able to get to see that.

Thanks.

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Is it standard to use the pixel unit when setting the minimum and maximum widths while using percentages to set the regular widths?

try to change 200px to 300px-500px, and then resize the browser window, I promise you gonna see the difference.

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Hi, can I ask how to define which values to use for the min-width and max-width properties i.e. what drives the choice of values and are there any predefined values for specific devices? Thanks!

True, 400px worked for me, I would suggest codecademy to update the tutorial to put min-width of 400px so everyone can see the difference.

According to the lesson we use px in this case to ensure hard limits on the dimensions of the elements.

Can I know please how can I get such ruler on MAC OS or any alternative please?