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Ie9 - A Quick Heads Up On Padding

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We just got our first complaint about IE9, the end of our client's menu was wrapping to the next line.


We were using a 'ul' to display inline and setting the spacing with 'padding:0 18px;'.


Turns out IE9 was adding an extra pixel to the padding which was enough to wrap the last item. Reducing it to 'padding:0 18px;' made it look right in IE9 - but wrecked it for other browsers, including IE8.


I used:


<!--[if IE 9]>


Over wrote the styling here




to fix the problem.


We use this layout a lot. Looks like a lot more work. I haven't checked to see if 'margin' has the same problem - but I wouldn't be surprised.

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I see more and more HTML *IF* statements when I look under the hood of Websites these days. I get the feeling that HTML is moving in the wrong direction.

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So reset styles force the browsers to all behave according to one set of expectations?


As each browser comes with it's own default CSS settings a good reset basically zeroes them out.

One word of caution: some defaults may be OS defaults, especially with regards to Windows and forms. These can be removed but not reapplied. Not usually a problem, just something to be aware of when debugging.

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so pleased I don't design websites and just buy templates or give instructions to designers!

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