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Unwanted space between divs

Thread began 6/19/2010 8:59 am by mrs | Last modified 6/19/2010 7:17 pm by neilo | 1607 views | 4 replies |


Unwanted space between divs

Hi, I am having trouble with a layout I have created in CSS Sculptor where some divs that should be touching actually have got a space between them.

I can't figure out what is going wrong. In DW they sit how I intend them to, but when viewed in a browser, spaces appear between them!

I have just thought it might be something to do with line height, but I haven't touched that just as I haven't for previous projects, so I don't know why it's happening to this.

Web address is here:


Any advice is appreciated.


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Just to add to what I have said above... on my local copy, I have entered negative settings for margins above and below (-5 top, and -11 bottom) and the spaces have disappeared.

Obviously this has fixed the problem aesthetically, but it is still a bodge job and I would like to know why this has happened in the first place. I just can't see why I should need to bodge and I can't see where the spaces have crept in.

Cor CSS is frustrating at times!

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What browser are you using?

It tends not to be CSS that is frustrating, more the differences in interpretation by the browsers (usually IE - don't use it, its rubbish!)

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It's the same for all browsers that I have tested on... safari, firefox and ie.

I was hoping it would work in ie so that I could then enter ie specific css, but it's the same across all.

I forgot to make it easy and add a link to the CSS file, so here it is:



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Hi mrs,

That's an oddity - it only renders properly in IE7!

You could save the existing screen.css as screen_ie7.css and make a conditional statement :

<!--[if lt IE 7]>
<style type="text/css">
@import url("CSSSculptor/mrsevo2ColumnFixedLeftSidebarHeaderandFooter_NewDesign_css/screen_ie7.css");

For other browsers, in the regular screen.css, it seems to be the p, li and h2 properties that are pushing the divs apart, so you could change the values for those (only for the leftColumn1 and footer divs though) by adding these rules to the end of the screen.css stylesheet:

#outerWrapper #contentWrapper #leftColumn1 p, li {
margin-top: 0px;
margin-bottom: -2px;
#outerWrapper #contentWrapper #leftColumn1 h2 {
margin-top: -3px;
#outerWrapper #footer p, li {
margin-top: 0px;
margin-bottom: -2px;

If no other - more elegant - solution is forthcoming, you could use the above.

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