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How to Control List  <LI> position verticle and horizontal

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How do you control the horizontal position (spacing) of <li> in a css? I don't like the default spacing, it indents way too much for my taste! Also is there a way to control the verticle spacing from the top and bottom  of the list?? By this I mean the space before and after the <ul> & </ul>
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by:hyperslug
ID: 11728386
Use CSS:

<style>
      ul { margin: 0px; }
      li { margin-left: -20px; }
</style>
<ul>
      <li>item</li>
      <li>item</li>
      <li>item</li>
</ul>
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seanpowell earned 500 total points
ID: 11728611
Hmmm - that will probably throw the list outside the browser window in IE.

Also, you need both margin and padding on the list item to accomodate Moz browsers, etc.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title></title>
<style type="text/css">

ul
{
      padding:0;
      margin:0;
      border:1px solid black;
}

li
{
      margin-left:15px;
      padding-left:15px;
}

</style>
</head>
<body>

<ul>
    <li>text</li>
    <li>text</li>
    <li>text</li>
</ul>

</body>
</html>

For more info:
http://www.washington.edu/webinfo/snippets/css/lists.html
http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_list.asp

Thanks,
Sean
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