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Help with line spacing

Sent by ~davidLaakso on 29 March 2006 02:02


Michelle Tarby wrote:
> I'm hoping for some help or guidance with some text positioning issues 
> on a menu I'm working with.  I'm struggling to get some space between 
> list items that wrap onto a second line (If I'm not explaining that 
> clearly, you can look at http://wwwdev.lemoyne.edu/academics/index.asp 
> and see how "Registration & Course Information" runs right up above 
> "Continuing Education" without a space. 
>
> I'm not sure how to modify my style sheet:
>
>
>
> Michelle
>
>   
Michelle,

It is strange, but if you let the Web do its thing without restraint, 
she will cooperate. She'll just space stuff out, and around, and about, 
and more or less lay stuff where /she/ likes-- things just seem to fall 
in place. It is your feeble attempt to control her by the use of 
*absolute positioning,* setting *heights* on containers, and *freezing 
fonts*(using points) that is driving /you/ crazy.
If you delete each and every instance of absolute positioning, the 
heights on all containers, and all font-specification throughout your 
style sheet, the browser(any browser) will position your stuff, and set 
the spacing, for you. The fonts will be readable, they will zoom without 
breaking the layout, and all will be well in the kingdom-- even in the 
'evil empire.'

Best,
~davidLaakso

-- 

Typography exists to honor content. 
--Robert Bringhurst
<http://www.dlaakso.com/>

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