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Calculating Responsive Margins and Padding for Drupal 7

Last updated March 5, 2020
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This tutorial covers a topic in Drupal 7 which may or may not be the version you're using. We're keeping this tutorial online as a courtesy to users of Drupal 7, but we consider it archived.

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As we've been converting our font-sizes to ems, we've noticed other properties that need updating, including margin and padding. In order to correctly apply our target ÷ context = result formula, we need to know the appropriate value for "context." Converting padding presents us with a new context, different than that of a margin. In this lesson, we'll learn how to determine the appropriate context and convert padding and margin pixels to relative units.

https://github.com/DrupalizeMe/demo-rwd-7x (Checkout branch 05-responsive-padding-margins)