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    Font sizes change on photoshop to CSS

    I am just curious, but it seems like the fonts are way different in size in photoshop vs. on a web page. For example, my header was 18pt bold in photoshop, but looked really huge on Dreamweaver and online.

    What gives?
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    For example, my header was 18pt bold in photoshop, but looked really huge on Dreamweaver and online.
    Can we have a link?
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    Point measurements are not screen measurements. If you want the same size, use pixel measurements instead.

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    I received a mockup in Photoshop and the font was set to pt. So I changed to px, and the numbers stayed the same! Obviously 20pt and 20px font are different.

    I took screenshots and overlayed onto original photoshop file, and discovered that 16pt online was the same as the 20pt used. Is there something jacked with my photoshop, or does this happen normally? I am trying to match pixel to pixel on the mockup
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    Quote Originally Posted by abduraooft View Post
    Can we have a link?
    www.happydogwebproductions.com/nerdery

    The main article header (reliable...) is set to 16pt, and it matches almost identically to the 20pt on photoshop. huh?
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    apparently pt in Photoshop means px in internet. It isn't an exact match, but it is close. Weird.
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    try working with picas if things ever get funky and you can't explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogily View Post
    I am just curious, but it seems like the fonts are way different in size in photoshop vs. on a web page. For example, my header was 18pt bold in photoshop, but looked really huge on Dreamweaver and online.

    What gives?
    Try using pixel measurements instead point measurements are mostly used for printed material. Hope this helps


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