@Paulie_D: right that’s weird about the links not working. i also found the links that you did. and here’s another: http://jsfiddle.net/mdQzH/. the problem with these solutions for me is as you said that they text is not slanted. i found another possibility there that uses jquery i think to do what meyer does: http://jsfiddle.net/billymoon/AvmE8/. still, i’m wondering if there isn’t a better solution out there or if css3 addressed it in other ways.
@ethanmiller: you’re putting punctuation (periods, commas) immediately after your URLs. These are legal characters, so they’re being preserved – but in this case, they’re not supposed to be part of the URL, so you end up with broken links. Use a space after your URLs. Either that, or actually mark up a hyperlink (e.g., example.com.).
When you say you want the text “slanted,” do you mean that you want the text margins to follow the slant of the side (as this one does)?
@traq: thanks for the tip on the urls. i will just make them links in the future. looks nicer anyway. so yes that is exactly what i need to do–have the text (appear to) follow the edge of the slanted side of the div. here is a sample of what i want it to look like from a finished design.
@Paulie_D: i hear you. this was my reaction too, but the client’s design may demand that i do this. just looking for the most efficient way to do it. it’s seeming as if there is no quick way, and that, as you said, it may require lots of extra “stuff.” i’ll keep lookin’ though.