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Alignment issue when placing an image and text inside one <TD> tag

Posted on 2003-12-10
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Hello All,

When inside a <TD> tag, I place an image and a text, there seems to a slight alignment problem. The text is aligned to the bottom of the cell whereas the image center aligned.
eg:
<td><a href="#"><img src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt="">&nbsp;sometext</a></td>
In the browser, "sometext" is aligned bottom.

Is there any way, I can fix this without placing the image and the text in two different cells. I could have done this in two different cells, but if you look at the example, the image and the text is inside the href tag and if I place them in two different cells, then I should have href to be given for both, which I would like to avoid.

Please let me know if this is possible. One more very important thing, the solution should be working in both IE and Netscape 4.x and higher versions.

Thank you all in advance
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seanpowell earned 25 total points
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You should be able to line it up like this:

<td><a href="#"><img border="0" src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt="" align="middle">&nbsp;sometext</a></td>

Depending on the font you're using (which carries it's own line-spacing) you can also use:

<a href="#"><img border="0" src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt="" align="absmiddle">&nbsp;sometext</a>

Note: The &nbsp; space character is going to be underlined in your example, because it's part of the <a> link. So there's a couple of options:

1. Add a right margin to the image (this is the preferred method)
<a href="#"><img border="0" src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt="" align="middle" style="margin-right:5px;">sometext</a>

2. Remove the underline from the link
<a href="#" style="text-decoration:none;"><img border="0" src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt="" align="absmiddle">&nbsp;sometext</a>

3. Add an "hspace" attribute to the image to push the text to the right (this wis also move the image to the right because the hspace applies to both sides of the image
<td valign="middle"><a href="#"><img border="0" src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt="" align="absmiddle" hspace="5">sometext</a></td>

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by:Timothy Golden
Timothy Golden earned 25 total points
ID: 10022464
sometimes CSS (style="margin-right:5px;") will not work in all browsers in all cases this is why i use nested tables and align then cell becuase most HTML 4 compliant browsers will render this correctly

<table>
<tr>
      <td>
      <table>
      <tr>
            <td valign="top"><img border="0" src="xyz.gif" width="11" height="22" alt=""></td>
            <td valign="top">text</td>
      </tr>
      </table>
      </td>
</tr>
</table>


     
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