The last benefit of CSS that Iâ€™m going to talk about is the fact that with CSS you can select the size of your text exactly instead of specifying a relative size.
In HTML, the font size tags are limited to being sized on a scale. Letâ€™s use a sample scale of 1-5. 1 is a very tiny font, thatâ€™s pretty much illegible. 5 is very huge â€“ with letters 1â€ tall! Most paragraph text will wind up in the 2 or 3 category, but the font size 2 is a little too small, and 3 is a little too big. Thereâ€™s no â€œjust rightâ€.
In CSS, you can specify the font size in terms of point size â€“ just like in Microsoft Word or any other computer application. So, you can determine if youâ€™re more comfortable with paragraph text at 11 point, 12 point, or 13 point on your website, based on your design and whatâ€™s most legible for your target audience. Itâ€™s a much better solution, and will make your web page look a lot better.