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CSS Unused CSS Stages Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout Multi-Column Layout

Nick Tillman
Nick Tillman
12,595 Points

Baseline issues

After watching the video on multi-column layouts, I started playing around with it to see what I could do. I'm working primarily in Firefox (29) for testing. It seems that my <p> tag breaks result in mismatched baselines for the various columns.

Also, it seems to be treating <p> spacing as a line so when paragraphs break right at the end of columns, the spacing may appear at the beginning of the next column.

Is there a way to resolve this without targeting each <p> tag? Doing that will seem to negate using this for responsive design.

2 Answers

Please post the full code so we can troubleshoot for you. Look at the link for "Markdown Cheatsheet" for formatting of code blocks on post.

Nick Tillman
Nick Tillman
12,595 Points

I've posted the code in a message below your response. Somehow I missed the comment link to your response until now.

Nick Tillman
Nick Tillman
12,595 Points

Sure. Here's the HTML (pretty basic):

    <!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Fun with text</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="text.css">
<div class="container">
    <div id="box">
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And here is the CSS:

    body {

    .container {
    margin:0 auto;

    #box {
    margin:0 auto;
    -moz-columns:200px 3;
    -moz-column-gap: 2em;
    -moz-column-rule: 1px dotted navy;
    -webkit-columns:200px 3;
    -webkit-column-gap: 2em;
    -webkit-column-rule: 1px dotted navy;

    p {
    font-family:"Helvetica Neue", Arial, sans-serif;
    p:first-child {