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Calculating Responsive Margins and Padding

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    Calculating Responsive Margins and Padding
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    with Amber Himes Matz
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    In the process of converting our font sizes from pixels to ems,
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    we noticed some margins and padding declared in pixels as well.
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    Margin and padding have distinct context,
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    and so to successfully apply our target divided by context formula,
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    we need to identify the correct context.
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    In this lesson, we'll determine the appropriate context
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    for each declaration, apply our trusty formula
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    to get our result in relative units, and finally, update select padding

Calculating Responsive Margins and Padding

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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.

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