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SmallDog (Guild Admin) 12/15/2008 8:59 AM EST : IE7 vs Firefox vs Chrome --- Padding and Margin
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When using CSS here on GuildPortal, why does Firefox, IE7, and Chrome all handle padding and margins differently?  Does GuildPortal have "built-in" padding or margin that must be explicitly overwritten with our CSS?  Should I be sprinkling "!important" all over my CSS?

I basically use a bunch of trial-and-error attempts to get my graphics, text, and boxes aligned the way I intend.  Of course once I get it the way I like it, the alignment in another browser is completely out of whack.  So in I go with another round of trial-and-error.

This surely leads to bad coding results.  Is this a common problem with any website design?  Or is it worse here at GP?  I understand the conceptual differences between padding and margin.  (If you don't, a brief explanation is at

Can someone explain how to best use padding and margin in the context of viewing GuildPortal sites with different browsers?

Thanks in advance.
Worley, Warrior
Marsellus, Warlock

Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/15/2008 9:18 AM EST : RE: IE7 vs Firefox vs Chrome
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I'm in the process of cleaning up the code that's output by the wireframe and content controls.  Eventually the in-line style="" declaration stuff will be gone.  In its place, the style sheet that is rendered from settings will contain all of that info, and for custom style sheets, it will only add style rules to maintain the formatting you're used to if it detects you haven't specified anything for the rule yourself.
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SmallDog (Guild Admin) 12/15/2008 9:29 AM EST : RE: IE7 vs Firefox vs Chrome
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Solid.  Looking forward to the changes, Aaron.  Thanks.
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jantanik (Guild Admin) 10/18/2011 3:05 AM EST : RE: IE7 vs Firefox vs Chrome --- Padding and Margin

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I have tried many browsers and find the best by far is Mozilla Firefox. It has Less chance of crashes than IE and protects or foretells the user if there is a threat on the site it is being directed to.

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