how to control distance with CSS in span tag

Posted on 2006-06-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
hello, I made up a span tag to make image links in a row. But I cannot control distance between a image and another image. Please advise me how to control with CSS. browsing enviroment I.E and FireFox

<table width="600">
<span class="footer_img1">
<a href="a.html"><img src="a.jpg" border="0"><a>
<!-- I'd like to change the distance here-->
<a href="b.html"><img src="b.jpg" border="0"><a>
<!-- I'd like to change the distance here-->
<a href="c.html"><img src="c.jpg" border="0"><a>
<!-- I'd like to change the distance here-->
<a href="d.html"><img src="d.jpg" border="0"><a>
<!-- I'd like to change the distance here-->
<a href="e.html"><img src="e.jpg" border="0"><a>

CSS code belows

.footer_img1 {
      margin-left: 11px;
      height: 20px;
      width: 143px;

B.W, portal123
Question by:portal123

Assisted Solution

KennyTM earned 1000 total points
ID: 16958601
Set padding: or margin: on the <img>'s.
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

GrandSchtroumpf earned 1000 total points
ID: 16958738
width and height do not apply to non-replaced inline elements.
so, you'll need to set them on the images (also use CSS to specify the border):

span.footer_img1 img {
     height: 20px;
     width: 143px;
     border: none;

then you can use a margin on the <a>'s to control the spacing, but you'll have some additional space between the <a>'s due to the space-characters that separate them (space character = white space, tab, new line, line feed).
you can hide those space if you want using some class.
also, the WCAG says you sould separate your linhks by at least one non-space-character.
you can kill two birds with one stone, using this technique:

<span class="footer_img1">
<a href="a.html"><img src="a.jpg"></a><span class="spacer"> |
</span><a href="b.html"><img src="b.jpg"></a><span class="spacer"> |
</span><a href="c.html"><img src="c.jpg"></a><span class="spacer"> |
</span><a href="d.html"><img src="d.jpg"></a><span class="spacer"> |
</span><a href="e.html"><img src="e.jpg"></a>

span.footer_img1 span.spacer {
     display: none;

span.footer_img1 a {
     margin-left: 11px;

Author Comment

ID: 16958858
Both Works, Thanks a lot  => A++;

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