[Pro] List size doesn't match font

I read some threads from 2009 about this issue, but hoped there might be newer information I’m overlooking.

I’m using Verdana 14 pt as my basic text size. I have a list using the simple black box. It looks really tiny compared to the text, however. How come, and is there a fix?

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Do you mean that the bullet looks too small? That is likely a function
of the font in use. Unless you are using a really old version of
Freeway (something in the 3.x era) which had a serious bug in the way
that lists were styled…

What version of Freeway are you using, and can you post an example
page somewhere for dissection?

Thanks,

Walter

On Mar 25, 2010, at 3:21 PM, LauraB wrote:

I read some threads from 2009 about this issue, but hoped there
might be newer information I’m overlooking.

I’m using Verdana 14 pt as my basic text size. I have a list using
the simple black box. It looks really tiny compared to the text,
however. How come, and is there a fix?

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This is a test page, so don’t pay a lot of attention to other things. You’ll see the bullet issue in the main text box.

Here’s the URL: Whitehall | Nursing & Rehabilitation - Boca Raton, FL

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You’ve applied a span style called fourteenpx text to the bullet text,
but that doesn’t wrap the list items, only the text inside them. If
you look at the code, it comes out like this:

<ul type=square class="style137">
	<li><span class="fourteenpxtext">buncha text here<br>&nbsp;</span></li>

Try making a new style based on the unordered list element (ul) and
see if that works for you. Make a new style. In the Tag field enter ul
and in the Name field give it some recognizable name like
fourteenpxlist. Now add your text size, font, list style (that’s in
the Paragraph section of the Edit Style screen) etc. You can set
different space before/after if you need to set this off from
surrounding text. Save this new style.

Select your existing styled list (click 4 or 5 times quickly to select
all of the text including the list itself – it’s analogous to a
paragraph in the context of its surrounding text – and press the No
Style item in the Styles palette. Now, with the entire list still
selected, click on your ul.fourteenpxlist style that you created in
the first step. The entire list – bullets and all – should pick up
your desired style. Added benefit is clearer and more semantic code at
the HTML level.

For added bonus points, you could get rid of the “soft return” at the
end of each list item (which you put there to get some space between
your list items) by creating a Tag-only style called ul.fourteenpxlist
li with some ‘space after’ set as its only property.

Walter

On Mar 25, 2010, at 3:56 PM, LauraB wrote:

This is a test page, so don’t pay a lot of attention to other
things. You’ll see the bullet issue in the main text box.

Here’s the URL: Whitehall | Nursing & Rehabilitation - Boca Raton, FL

Thanks.


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Thanks, Walter. I’ll have to puzzle over this for a while, because as perhaps you noticed I have little familiarity with creating decent styles. Partly, I get impatient. I want to make a little change here or there to see how something will look, and voila – I’m at something like “style87” or whatever. Not good.

I need to study up on “ul” and “li”, etc. I’ve got one of Dan Jasker’s video tutorials on making CSS styles and really need to work harder at it.

But I believe I fundamentally understand what you’re saying. It’s a matter of doing now, and I will.


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