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jools
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Hello all,

 

I'm struggling to get rid of a white space between two divs:

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I have a nav element between a div element called lower footer. They are displayed in the html as...

<nav><ul><li><a href="#">Meet Your Sensei</a></li><li><a href="#">Tour Our Dojo</a></li><li><a href="#">Our Martial Arts Program</a></li><li><a href="#">Our Training Schedule</a></li><li><a href="#">Current Events</a></li><li><a href="#">FAQ</a></li><li><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li></ul></nav><div id ="lowerfooter"><p>text here</p><img src="facebook_icon.png"><img src="facebook_icon.png"></div>

The CSS for lower footer and the nav are:

 #lowerfooter    {    height: 200px;    padding-top: 0;    margin-top: 0;    background-color: #F60;    padding-left: 160px;    font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;    font-size:60%;        }   
  nav {    height:30px;    font-family: Meiryo;    background-color: #F96;    color: #000;    border: thin solid #F60;    vertical-align: middle;    text-align: center;    margin-top: 0px;    margin-bottom: 0px;    padding-top: 0px;    padding-bottom: 0px;    /*margin-bottom: 0px;    margin-top: 0px;    padding-top: 0px;    padding-bottom:0px;*/        }         nav * {font-size:0;} /*remove spacing produced by display: inline-block; between li */

I have tried to set upper and lower margins and padding to 0px but it doesn't seem to remove the white space.Thanks.

 

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When you use universal reset, you would have to reset paragraph margin again anyway, as all paragraphed text would show as one block of text anyway, so the problem will remain unless you target #lowerfooter paragraph specifically and remove its top margin.

 

Padding or border will also prevent collapsing margins, but these can be visible alterations to layout, whereas overflow: hidden is invisible.

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Margins collapse natually as long as there is no border or padding to stop them, regardless of whether the element is foating or not. I'm still not entirely sure why things were designed this way because I've never seen an advantage to it.

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