Day 4: the min() function

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The min() function takes a comma separated list of expressions. The smallest value in the list will be selected.

div {
  width: min(400px, 200px, 300px);
  /* width = 200px */

This example doesn’t make much sense because the value will always be 200px.
min() shows its true power when you use relative units.

div {
  width: min(100%, 800px);

If the available space is below 800px, it matches 100%. If it's more than 800px, it matches 800px. This is basically a shorter version of this.

div {
  width: 100%;
  max-width: 800px;

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