Alignment of Facebook button at frugalmule.com

Posted on 2011-10-26
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We have added twitter and facebook buttons to our website http://frugalmule.com but my developer is having trouble with the vertical alignment. The buttons (facebook and twitter) refuse to line up for some reason.

Here is the code for the "javascript-enabled widget" that holds both buttons:

<a style="display:inline;height:20px;vertical-align:bottom" href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="none">Tweet</a><script type="text/javascript" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>
<div style="display:inline;margin:0;padding:0 10px 0 5px; border:none;" class="fb-like" data-send="false" data-layout="button_count" data-width="90" data-show-faces="false"></div>
Question by:rtod2
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ID: 37033129
I think this should work:
div.hjawidget{vertical-align: top;}
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by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 37033132
Most of the problem is coming from:

.button_count a.connect_widget_like_button {
    padding: 2px 4px;

which is coming from Facebook itself.  I have to wonder why you're doing it this way, though.  It would be easier to install any number of social sharing plugins whose developers have already solved this problem.
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ID: 37033150
oh, actually what a changed was vertical align on this element. I am not sure why you have it explicitly set baseline, but if it doesn't affect the rest of your page, this does appear to fix the problem when I change it in firebug.

html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre, a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code, del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp, small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var, b, u, i, center, dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li, fieldset, form, label, legend, table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
    border: 0 none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    vertical-align: top;

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Author Comment

ID: 37034539
My developer seems to have given up on this one today.  I'm becoming more familiar with the back-end but clearly not there yet.  Where would I put this in?
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jrm213jrm213 earned 2000 total points
ID: 37034909
That is the first css style in your stylesheet

I just changed vertical-align from baseline to top.

Just went to your site looks like you found it.

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ID: 37034924
Yes I did.  Great answer!  Thank You.

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