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February 5, 2011 / pauldundon

IE7 Layouts Out by a One Pixel

The Problem: You are designing a web page and need pixel-precision accuracy. The layout works fine in IE8 but some elements are offset vertically by one pixel (or a few pixels) in IE7.

Possible Cause: IE8 renders empty tables with zero height, but IE7 renders them with 1px height. The table therefore introduces a 1px vertical space into the layout.

Solution: Use CSS to set the height of the table to 0px, or display:none, in the event that it is empty.

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