[thelist] jittering mouseover image NEVER MIND, it is resolved

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Fri Feb 22 10:33:39 CST 2008


Thanks for this information. I had no idea I could set a min-height. I
generally scrounge for CSS as the need arises, probably not the best way to
approach CSS styling/coding ..... Can anyone suggest a comprehensive yet
readable book on this? I bought a sitepoint book called The CSS Anthology
100 Essential Tips, Tricks and Hacks, but it was stuff I already knew.

Thanks to everyone for your input - Joshua, Ben and Joost.

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On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Joost van Velzen <joost at nr6.nl> wrote:
>  For the fix you should either make sure that there is always a  
> scrollbar, of simply by removing all the <br />'s so you don't have 
> the  scrollbar present at all (which to me looks much nicer)

Jumping in a little late here so apols if i've got the wrong end of the

You should remove the all the <br> and to stop any strange jumping behaviour
on mouseover why not add a few &nbsp; to your <p id="desc"/>

so when you mouseover the height is the same.... the content just changes.
You could add in as many &nbsp; to take up the same width of the text - this
way it will maintain height with any text-size.

Other options would be to use css and give it a min-height - IE can use

#desc {

<!--[if IE 6]>
#desc {

Personally I wouldnt try and fix the issue of browsers showing scrollbars or
not - let the browser do its job of showing a scrollbar when its required.
Don't confuse the user by having a scrollbar when there is no content to

Ben Morrison

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