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Cross-browser height and line-height

When using an odd value for line-height in CSS the result will vary across all major browsers.\
Use an even line-height whenever possible.


When you are styling block elements you often apply both height and line-height to them. This Sass mixin helps you out with odd heights by always setting an even line height:

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=height($height) height: $height line-height: floor($height / 2) * 2

So when you call +height(19px) in Sass this will be the resulting CSS:

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height: 19px line-height: 18px

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Arne Hartherz
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over 5 years ago
by Dominik Schöler
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