By Eric A. Meyer

As an internet clothier, you possibly spend extra time operating with textual content than the other aspect. With this concise consultant, you’ll research CSS3 homes for altering the looks of textual content with no changing the font face—including horizontal and vertical alignment, textual content transformation, note and letter spacing, textual content wrapping, and the course of textual content flow.

This booklet is an excerpt from the approaching fourth version of CSS: The Definitive advisor. in the event you buy both the print or the book version of CSS textual content, you’ll obtain a chit at the whole Definitive consultant as soon as it’s published. Why wait, in the event you can begin manipulating textual content in your pages correct away?
• Use houses for indenting and aligning traces of textual content
• keep watch over the top among traces of textual content past the font’s dimension
• swap the volume of house among phrases and person characters
• upload underlines, overlines, strike-throughs, shadows, and different results
• tutor browsers to prioritize velocity, legibility, or geometric precision while rendering textual content
• find out how and whilst to suppress computerized hyphenation
• make sure the path that textual content flows, together with left-to-right and top-to-bottom

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Once upon a time there was a property called word-wrap that did exactly what overflowwrap does. ” Of course, browsers don’t always do this. As of mid-2013, IE, Firefox, and Safari honored word-wrap but not overflow-wrap; Blackberry, Opera, and Chrome (and, presumably, Blink) honored both. For this reason, it’s actually better to use word-wrap, despite it being the vaguely deprecated version. If you want to future-proof, use both: pre {word-wrap: break-word; overflow-wrap: break-word;} While overflow-wrap: break-word may appear very similar to word-break: breakall, they are not the same thing.

P> Figure 40. Two different ways to handle white space Table 1 summarizes the behaviors of white-space properties. Table 1. , Unicode code point 0009) will be displayed as, well, tabs. But how many spaces should each tab equal? That’s where tab-size comes in. tab-size Values: | | inherit Initial value: 8 Applies to: Block elements Inherited: Yes Computed value: The absolute-length equivalent of the specified value By default, any tab character will be treated the same as eight spaces in a row, but you can alter that by using a different integer value.

They can ignore the rest of the word. Text Transformation | 25 As a property, text-transform may seem minor, but it’s very useful if you suddenly decide to capitalize all your h1 elements. Instead of individually changing the content of all your h1 elements, you can just use text-transform to make the change for you: h1 {text-transform: uppercase;}

This is an H1 element

The advantages of using text-transform are twofold. First, you only need to write a single rule to make this change, rather than changing the h1 itself.

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