RE: Dreamweaver question

Subject: RE: Dreamweaver question
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Michele Davis" <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 09:57:21 -0700


If you're not using lists, what tag are you using? I myself would not
try to do bulleted lists outside of a <ul>; it's just too much work.

You can have a custom graphic for your <ul>. To do this, use a style. If
you're already using a style sheet, put the style there, or you can
define the style at the top of your page, or even at the tag level.

The style for an individual <ul> would be

<ul style="list-style-image:url">

where url is the URL for the image itself. If putting in a URL throws
you, do it this way:

<ul style="list-style-image : url(path)">

and then put in the path, relative to the page file itself. Note that
*most* browsers position the image correctly, so that you get a hanging
indent, but *some* may not. If you find that the wrapping is goofy, try
adding this property

list-style-position: outside

This information is from my beside Bible of HTML: "HTML & XHTML: The
Definitive Guide" by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy. Tech writers who
are working with HTML! You owe it to yourself and your sanity to *buy
this book right now*!

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Davis [mailto:michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:47 AM
To: Joe Malin
Subject: Re: Dreamweaver question

Hi Joe, I'm not using ordered or unordered lists, so the <li> doesn't
help me. It's exactly that:

* some text, which then
wraps to here

when you really want

* some text, which then
wraps to here

So, I need to figure out how to get it to wrap when it's a custom
graphic as a bullet.

Thanks, Michele

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