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Old 06-11-2008, 05:49 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dacoyle View Post
The text size is 1em. My usual default. I can't visualize how using padding-top can make the text beside the image be in the middle rather than at the bottom, the default with no CSS. I could see wrapping the text in a span and using padding bottom, maybe... but it seems like cheating. Isn't there a way to use vertical-align?
The beauty of CSS is that you can change the type specs within a DIV.

Centering is, or ought to be, a visual (not mechanical or mathematical) issue. I find that applying a bit of padding can work very well. You want more space at the bottom than at the top, anyway; and line-height also lets you adjust the distance between the lines, if they flow beyond the available space.

But all of this is a trade-off. You have no idea what viewers are seeing: they can change font, type size, and width of the viewing window. But the image is one size (unless you allow that also to flex). So whatever you do will work sometimes, for some viewers.


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