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Posted on 2012-04-13
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I have a html page that displays a list of images generated by a server, but I don't want to display the bottom 2% of the image. My solution was to use overflow:hidden on the containing div for the image and then to give the image a 2% margin-top after setting it to display:inline-block. This worked great for a simple proof of concept page I built, but not so much for the actual page.

A link for the working page:
Working page

A link for the non working page:
non-working

My end goal is to get rid of the white line on the bottom of each image on the non-working page.
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Question by:HDM
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by:Tom Beck
ID: 37844537
Try this:

.PreviewCell img {
    display: block;
    height: 100%;
    margin-top: 2%;
    position: relative;
    top: 2px;
    width: 100%;
}
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by:HDM
ID: 37857386
That didn't work. I wound up using a negative bottom margin.

.PreviewCell img
{
	display:inline-block;
	width:100%;
	height:100%;
	margin-bottom:-4%;
}

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And that worked where using a positive top margin didn't. I'm not sure why, in fact I find it rather confusing.
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nzwebbie earned 2000 total points
ID: 37859821
Hi, the second comment on the following page I like and might have the solution you were after...
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/57725/how-can-i-display-just-a-portion-of-an-image-in-html-css
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