That’s because you don’t have that custom font installed,and it goes back to arial,which looks ok,even in IE. The ‘little padding problem’ is caused by the brower’s interpretation. In IE, to make the link’s background be equal in size terms to the ul’s background, I have to set the padding-top to 16px,while in chrome,opera and safari,to 15px. I know it’s only a pixel, that’s why I called it ‘little’. Normally, one em is the same as 16px. I think that IE takes it as 15px while the other ones are taking it as 16px… What should I use,centimeters??