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    Fairly noob here, so this is probably elementary stuff, but I’m flummoxed. Two problems with this page.

    1) The link called “My books” rides high for some reason

    2) The second heading on the page–Editing–wants to stay jammed right up against the text above it, no matter what I try.

    If the page’s source code doesn’t provide the answer, let me know and I will figure out how to post the css.

    Thanks for any thoughts.


    Oh dear…this menu is all built with images replacing text.

    Surely we can do better than that!? There’s no need for that in this century.

    Anyway, I suspect this has is related to the background-position…try something like

    #mybooks {
        display: inline-block;
        width: 81px;
        height: 33px;
        background: transparent url("images/mybooks1.gif") no-repeat scroll 0px -1px; 

    On the “Editing” thing…more issues.

    Please don’t use <br> tags or empty p tags for spacing…that’s not what they are for.

    Spacing should be manged through margins and padding.

    In this case, this is an h1 tag (although you should really be using an h2 or h3 here) and you’ve removed the top margin with:

    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
        padding: 0;
        margin: 0 0 29px;

    Ha. Pretty hacked-together, eh? I’m last century in so many ways you wouldn’t believe it, Paul. Thanks for the pointers; I’ll try to implement them and see if I can get things where I want them.

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