Web Design (text touching borders)

They have: 1 posts

Joined: May 2009

When I placed my text within my page, it's right up against the left border web design. Is there any way I can correct this?

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She has: 11,419 posts

Joined: Jun 1999

Could you post a working link to the page you're having problems with? You probably need to add some padding to the box containing the text (use CSS).

He has: 629 posts

Joined: May 2007

If your text is in paragraphs and lists, you can also add side margins to push them away from the side. Put this in your CSS :

p, ul, ol (
margin-left: 1.5em;
margin-right: 1.5em;

(or any size you fancy.)

Useful if you are using the BODY as a container, or if the container DIV needs a specific width.

There are other alternatives, too. Post a link as Megan suggests so we can see your problem for ourselves. Best wishes.

Cordially, David
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