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min-width in body tag

Sep 11, 2012 2:06 PM

Tags: #css #min-width

From what I read in this forum, setting the min-width property in the body tag should stop the text in the  #header div from  being displaced out of line as the browser window is squeezed -- see this draft page -  When that didn't work I tried applying min-width to all divs in the #header area but still have the problem. What is causing this min-width to fail or am I applying it incorrectly?



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    Sep 11, 2012 2:11 PM   in reply to riverwebs

    There's nothing actually wrong with what you did.  It's just that when your viewport goes lower than 862px, the header text drops to the line below.


    Change min-width from 500px to 862px and your problem is solved.



    Nancy O.

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    Sep 11, 2012 3:45 PM   in reply to riverwebs

    Try this:


    body {

        font: 12px Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;


        min-width: 862px;




    .header_text {

    font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;





    width: 200px;

    margin:0 auto; /**width width, this is centered on screen**/





    Remove duplicate .header_text styles from your CSS.  They aren't helping you.



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