8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 30, 2006 12:51 PM by webmom24

    Text spillover

    webmom24 Level 1
      I'm not sure what happened - I haven't made any edits which should affect the footer, but in checking my site just now the last line of my footer text is now appearing out of the footer div and looks odd. Can anyone tell me what's going on here? Also I know that I need to clean up some places where I've used line breaks instead of paragraph breaks.. any thoughts as to how I can vary the spacing - in some places almost two lines is fine, but in others I would really like just one and I'm not sure what is the cleanest way to accomplish this. Thanks everyone :)

      Webmom
        • 1. Re: Text spillover
          webmom24 Level 1
          Oops - forgot the link. Here it is BPI
          • 2. Re: Text spillover
            Level 7
            webmom24 wrote:
            > Oops - forgot the link. Here it is
            > http://www.benningtonprojectindependence.org

            Not seeing anything odd on that page here. everything looks like it's in the
            footer.

            Try refreshing your cache?

            Regards,

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            • 3. Re: Text spillover
              *mista* Level 1
              Can see it happen in FF
              Its happening because you've specified the footer height so the text spills out but the background stays only 24 px height

              In your CSS, please don't specify footer height
              #footer {
              WIDTH: 750px; HEIGHT: 24px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000099
              }
              • 4. Re: Text spillover
                *mista* Level 1
                I maybe wrong here, but I feel that its never a good idea to specify height. If you do have to ensure a minimum height for aesthetic purposes, that can be done by using spacers or <p> </p> stuff like that. If I am wrong in thinking this way, please do advise
                • 5. Re: Text spillover
                  Level 7
                  >I maybe wrong here, but I feel that its never a good idea to specify
                  >height. If
                  > you do have to ensure a minimum height for aesthetic purposes, that can be
                  > done
                  > by using spacers or <p> </p> stuff like that. If I am wrong in
                  > thinking
                  > this way, please do advise

                  Nothing wrong with declaring a height. In this case, probably needs some
                  padding to the top and bottom or adding more height (40px) to accomodate
                  Firefox.

                  Never a good idea to use spacers or non-breaking space characters for this
                  :-)

                  To the original poster - double check your font sizes in your stylesheet and
                  styles in the head of the document, some are in pts and some in pxs... pts
                  is generally used in print, better off keeping it to pxs.


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                  • 6. Re: Text spillover
                    *mista* Level 1
                    -- Nadia --
                    If I specify the height and the viewer increases the text-size the way you can in FF (ctrl++) wouldn't the text overflow the container. And if I don't specify height and use padding only, would that work out better in retaining the layout ?
                    • 7. Re: Text spillover
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                      Spacers? Ew.

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                      "*mista*" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      news:ei3o38$h84$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      >I maybe wrong here, but I feel that its never a good idea to specify
                      >height. If
                      > you do have to ensure a minimum height for aesthetic purposes, that can be
                      > done
                      > by using spacers or <p> </p> stuff like that. If I am wrong in
                      > thinking
                      > this way, please do advise
                      >


                      • 8. Re: Text spillover
                        webmom24 Level 1
                        Thanks for the replies everyone.

                        This has generated a couple of more questions...

                        What is the best way, then, to maintain spacing - instead of using spacers or non-breaking spaces?

                        I'm also wondering what's the best way to vary the spacing between paragraphs. There are some places in the site that I want the double space but mostly single spacing would be better. I'm thinking it might work best to change it to the lesser and manually add additional space where I need it. I'm just worried about what this change will do globally.

                        Thanks Nadia - I will take a look at the fonts again. I noticed this at one point but forgot about it again LOL.

                        Webmom