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.



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.


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?