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Paragraphs and CSS

Or setting margins in Points or Pixels

     
3:13 am on Feb 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Is there code for that?
4:24 am on Feb 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Please no points or pixels. Ems and percentages.

Are you asking about text-indent, vertical margins, or both?
9:17 pm on Feb 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, Alan!

In general, when dealing with paragraphs and similar blocks of text, you have a couple different properties that apply:

margin
-- top, right, bottom, left ... If you want some spacing between paragraphs, you can simply specify something like
margin: 0 0 15px 0


line-height
-- similar to line spacing in word processors. I tend to favor a setting of
line-height: 1.5


text-indent
-- when dealing with blocks of text, it's generally nice to indent the first line of each paragraph a little. Something like
text-indent: 3em
does the trick

Not entirely sure if that's all you were asking for, or if there's something else you were wondering as well.
1:40 am on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Whatever math you choose to use (pixel, point, em, percent, etc.) BE CONSISTENT. Nothing will mess with your presentation more than having the "wrong math" at the wrong place. Agree with lucy24, em and percent is a tad more universal and better for fluid layout.

Now, what do you want your paragraphs to look like?
3:48 am on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Found the code I needed, and did it in points. But I was consistent.

Your help is appreciated, that I will say.

And Tangor: I want my paragraphs to look like paragraphs in a professionally published book or magazine.