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Hi!

Currently, we have a black line under the subtitles of our pages.
How can we replace the black line with a blue line like this site uses?
http://www.ehow.com
For example, Today's Top ...

Here is an example of our code:

HTML:
<p class="main4">... What’s Important</p>

CSS:
p.main4 {
    font: bold 16px "Tahoma", Arial, sans-serif;
    color: #000000;
    text-align: left;
    text-decoration: underline;

Any specific suggestions would be appreciated.
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Question by:TrueBlue
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by:cyberkiwi
cyberkiwi earned 400 total points
ID: 34227492
You may need some work to make it fit your page.
It uses a border and liberal padding/margins instead

p.main4 {
    font: bold 16px "Tahoma", Arial, sans-serif;
    text-align: left;
    border-bottom:7px solid #0000ff;
    padding:0 0 5px;
}
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by:Zado
ID: 34228953
@cyberkiwi's code is right, but there's one small detail, when you use this code you'll get this:
 without <span>but you want to have underlined your title only, so you need to use <span> tag:

p.main4 span {
    font: bold 16px "Tahoma", Arial, sans-serif;
    text-align: left;
    border-bottom:7px solid #0000ff;
    padding:0 0 5px;
    text-decoration:none;
}

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And use this in your html code:

<p class="main4">
  <span>Your title here</span>
</p>

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With this code you will get proper format like this:
 with <span>
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by:wasim117
wasim117 earned 400 total points
ID: 34229062
you can make p inline element : and achieve the same effect.

p.main4 {
    font: bold 16px "Tahoma", Arial, sans-serif;
    color: #000000;
    text-align: left;
    text-decoration: underline;
border-bottom:7px solid #0000ff;
display:inline;
}

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by:TrueBlue
ID: 34231279
Zado,

It works fine for left justified, but when I change the code to text-align: center;
both the text and line stay left justified.
Here is an example:
http://www.topsecurityinc.com/security-systems.asp
The title from "From Basic Security..." is left justified although the css is set to center.

p.main8 span {
    font: bold 16px "Tahoma", Arial, sans-serif;
    text-align: center;
    border-bottom:7px solid #3D9BF9;
    padding:0 0 5px;
    text-decoration: none;
}

 <p class="main8"><span>From Basic Security ...</span></p>

Any ideas?
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Zado earned 1200 total points
ID: 34231622
Sure, you need to apply 'text-align:center' to <p> tag in your css, not to <span>:

p.main8 { 
    text-align:center
}
p.main8 span {
    font: bold 16px "Tahoma", Arial, sans-serif;
    border-bottom:7px solid #3D9BF9;
    padding:0 0 5px;
    text-decoration: none;
}

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You can simply do it this way:

p.main2,
p.main5,
p.main7,
p.main8 { 
    text-align:center
}

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Instead

p.main2 { 
    text-align:center
}
p.main5 { 
    text-align:center
}
p.main7 { 
    text-align:center
}
etc...

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