Basically, you can omit the”yui-3-” part of the class names, and grid units are “base 24” as such: .u-4-24, .u-6-24, .u-18-24, etc… or you can still use yahoo’s original names if you like using calculators. that said, do what makes you and your team happiest. Once you “convert” over, your development time will noticebly decrease. I’m seeing the same thing on Firefox 11 on Linux. (, This comment thread is closed. However, flexbox is intelligent enough to take that extra 20px into consideration when dividing up the rest of the available width. 25px of left padding + 25px of right padding): To keep the width at 300px, no matter the amount of padding, you can use the I always use the negative margin method, but the floating method, simple as it is, will be of great help to me. Seems the less tricky. I also think it’s better to use the HTML way (no carriage return or HTML comments) because every CSS method rely on browser inconsistencies, which is as we know, not very reliable. With it, you can write white-space: none; in your external CSS. This whole thing is really a false issue. zipped zero-width space font (click File > Download to save to your computer). Omitting the closing tags should be exactly the same result as including them. Of cours the first option is XML-incompatible, but it’s only about syntax, not semantics :). He also had a particular application in mind. This is equivalent to the cellspacing attribute in presentational HTML, but an optional second value can be used to set different horizontal and vertical spacing. It’s just the way setting elements on a line works. display: block\9; /* hover bug for IE8, 9 */ HTML5 will close them for you!”. you increase the padding, the available content space will decrease. Designers insist that what they see in the browser doesn’t look at … It’s even worse when you enlarge the font. You can set the margin on each side of the box to a different size if you want, by suffixing the side you want affected. You’re right. It’s that simple. I believe I was successful in meeting those requirements in this jsFiddle: The following browsers were tested and performed as expected: – IE 6, 7, 8 “Where would you like these 2 sofas mate?” width: 100px; I don’t put those closing tags in there for the browser, they are for me when I’m reading the code :-), So the issue is called “bike shedding” and in CSS3 there will be a property to fix this as the spec calls for. I call this the “this seems too easy, it feels like I’m cheating…” phenomenon among the web creative. Once you've selected the space character you wish to insert, simply add it using the following CSS code: div::after { content: '\00a0'; } Adding Content Before or After the Space Character. Thank you for this topic!! This is wonderful I owe you a beer at least! The element is closed on the occurrence of the next (or element. Em’s are a relative measure, they scale with the font-size. For those of you who say you just use floats, how do you handle centering a variable number of variable width blocks? Instead of breaking up the tag on multiple lines, i prefer this syntax: The first one is exactly what I do! I think there is a design where pixel perfect is important and that is where I find float to be better. I had a moment today to do some cross-browser testing of my code. On other case, HTML5 with no closing tag? “Oh if you could ‘float’ them next to each other that would be great. Set the right padding – Float: prefer not to use if possible (I even try to change the CSS framework to inline-block when possible) Lol, I’ve been using inline-block for years within teams of other developers and have never once had any complaints about my code style (they usually love it). Wash the Dishes. Using the comment method or not using a carriage return between list-items. It just works! Matt Stow reports that the font-size: 0; technique has some problems on Android. I loathe floats for layout. When I do have the issue, I just use the comment method. amount of padding: Set the left padding side of an element: All the padding properties can have the following values: Set different padding for all four sides of a
element: To shorten the code, it is possible to specify all the padding properties in Now for some applications this is fine, but when it comes down to pixel perfect layout mo-jo, it has a few downsides: 1. You know what is 100% bullet-proof? If you want to align the children centered you need to define a width for the parent element which is not possible in every case. By the way, when using it, it makes sense to use `rem`-unit font-size for child elements to keep layout em-aware. Maybe this comes in handy some time. wow and lol this post gets a lot of attention. The negative margin method doesn’t work quite right in Firefox. Could someone e-mail the link on how to avoid whitespaces between news blocks in Dreamweaver? @Landis and @Julian: You guys may want to reconsider the negative margin technique. I think it’s just habit, and no one has come along, kicked them in the arse and told them to break it. isn’t it a best practice to compress / minify HTML anyway? It’s a layout with lots of Liquid inside, that removes all the unnessecary whitespaces during the rendering. If you have to, use the comment method or don’t use carriage returns between elements. Afaik, there seems to be at least two ways: One is to use a custom font with spaces character of zero width; should be working fine and I think we can easily add a custom whitespace, in the case we are already using a font via @font-face. I made a demo for you to see here: jsFiddle Negative Margin Trick. Also: with html comments watch out for the duplicate char bug This bugs in Firefox in floats, so better separate letter-spacing to Webkit-only browsers. To create extra spaces before, after, or in-between your text, use the  (non-breaking space) extended HTML character. I use inline-block with close and open tags butting up to one another. The word-spacing property is used to specify the space between the words in a text. It’s the most reliable method imo. I think setting the font size to 0 is the optimal solution here, and also the cleanest. I’ve used the negative margin, but seeing as it breaks in IE 6 & 7 and can pose problems with things off to its right. In this article, we will cover all the possible ways to set the vertical space between the list of items. ;-). “The element is closed on the occurrence of the next
  • or element.”. Thanks a lot for the idea of using rem units to restore the ability to resize the font of inline-blocks after zero-fonr trick! IE9). ... (CSS spacing properties) to add the spacing you need. @Justin, we don’t need to clear float if we set the parent element to have overflow hidden, so no need for clearfixes. I have been avoiding inline-block for a long time because of IEs and hate to use zoom fix. padding-bottom. Negative margin hack is probably taken from my CSS Box Framework at least I think that I was first to “invent” that hack. The example white-space issue Chris used above is really easy to fix without even having to worry about white-space — just put the red background on the ul and you’re done. :). The negative margin should also present problems because not all browsers calculate the white-space exactly the same. Either way, the fix is so much easier than everyone is making it out. You can scoot the elements back into place with negative 4px of margin (may need to be adjusted based on font size of parent). I believe pad/phone sites done sized w/ media queries are sucessfully done via inline-block. There is lots of information in the README, so I won’t go into details here. Using an em value seems to works across systems, though I forget the exact value right now…, Awesome article..i came across that type of list but didnt knew the i know :) hope u wont mind if i write this trick up in my blog..Not to mention, i will have a back link to this post ;) awesome stuff. Nearly all developers use float rather than inline-block. Since HTML5 allows closing list item tags to be omitted, then the spacing should still be preserved. Place the image in a block element with a style=”line-height:10px” or equal to the image height. I would have never imagined that a line break in the code would count as white space when rendering. with floats we might need to clear the float with some addition unnessecary html something like
    . The spaces between inline-blocks are no different. Here’s the big reveal: I rarely ever have to deal with the whitespace issue discussed here, and that’s because it’s easy to design interfaces that don’t require zero whitespace between elements. I just don’t like the idea of leaving out closing tags and am not looking forward to working with code where they are left out just because they can be. It would be cool to have some serious, extensive testing on them. Worst case scenario, just use floats, but I’ll tell you that I use floats so infrequently, that I’ve nearly forgotten how to clear them :). How do I Increase/Decrease the Space Between Paragraphs on a Web Page (CSS) by Christopher Heng, Using negative margin too, think that’s best because you are actually adjusting the elements position. Here, the
    element is given a width of 300px. I hadn’t come across the negative margin before. I’m going to assume you pretty much exclusively use float and rarely (or never) use inline-block, and because of this, float seems simple because it’s familiar to you, it’s comfortable. padding-right. Pixel perfection (I’m assuming your mean zero spacing) CAN be achieved with inline-block. I suggest you to start by dropping entirely Dreamweaver (it’s not useful anymore, just a waste of PC resources). With inline-block, there are two issues that can come up (this article address one), they are predictable and their solutions are easy.
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