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Chapter 7. Creating Spacing for Text > Matching Units of Measurement

Matching Units of Measurement

You’ll have the easiest time adding spacing for text if you measure it in the same units that you’ve used for the widths of the columns (percentage values for liquid layouts, em values for elastic layouts). When you use the same units of measurements between widths and margins or padding, you’re essentially just increasing the widths of each of those columns by however much margin or padding you add. Thus, just do what you would do any time you increase a column width: decrease the other column widths or increase the side margin that creates space for the now-wider column.

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Each of the completed example files is available for download from this book’s companion web site at www.flexiblewebbook.com. Download the file ch7_examples.zip to get the complete set. I’ll let you know which file goes with which technique as we go along.



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