White Space Hell

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  1. danielmybrother profile image81
    danielmybrotherposted 10 years ago

    Has anyone figured out a way to make the white space between text capsules go away? And how about the abnormally large run-arounds (white space) for photos? I've tinkered incessantly but can't seem to fix these. Why doesn't text wrap properly on Hubs? Appreciate any feedback before I ask the Hub Gods.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    Photos - I find it depends on the size of the photo.  If I find I have too much white space, I try changing the size from "Full Width" down to Half or Quarter.  Usually one of them fixes it.

    I haven't noticed a problem with white space around text capsules.   Could it be something to do with the way you're entering text in your capsules?   When you bring them up to edit, do you have a lot of blank lines top and bottom that you could delete?

    When I was using Opera, the text in the text capsules often wouldn't wrap - the solution was to write it in Notepad or Word and then cut-and-paste.

    I had a quick look at one of your Hubs and the layout looks fine to me - there is some white space between capsules but it keeps the layout from looking cramped, IMO. 

    BTW, it's rather frowned on to comment on your own Hub, unless you're replying to someone else's comment.  It looks too much like you're spamming!

  3. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    The general expectation is that you will put enough words in each capsule to extend beyond anything you have floated right.

    If you don't, the full-width ads mess up the layout.

    Also, if you have something floated right in the second capsule, the text in the second capsule won't flow upward to fill in white space.

    While you can push the second floated item up into the first text capsule (thus making the text in the second capsule flow upward, the full-width ads will still screw up your formatting if you do that.

    You just have to put lots and lost of words in the first capsule (or any capsule with something floating in it.

    If you need a subheading, that doesn't mean you have to start a new capsule. Type the subheading in, highlight it, and select "heading 2" from the drop-down list. Then keep going with the text for that subheading.

    You don't need to break the text into two capsules at all, unless you want to float something to the right further down, under a section of full-width text.


    P.S. When editing, you will often see a bit of white space under the first photo - this is beautifully filled with Adsense ads once you publish, so don't worry about that!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      ...however, bear in mind that if you split your text up into capsules, you provide the opportunity for ads to appear between them.  If you're writing to earn revenue, that could be attractive to you - if not, you might find the intrusion irritating.

      Jenny is right - when you have text on one side and a photo on the other, make sure your text is at least the same length as your photo, otherwise the layout tends to get screwed up.

      1. danielmybrother profile image81
        danielmybrotherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Marisa. The subhead's sounds like a good way to fill some of the gaps.
        As far as "mentioning your hub," not sure I get how a question about the use of white space equates to that. 

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          It doesn't.  On the Hub I looked at, you had added a comment to your own Hub, apparently for the express purpose of posting another link - I was just giving you some friendly advice that it's not Hub etiquette to do so.

          1. danielmybrother profile image81
            danielmybrotherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            oooohh, that. excuse me, i'm a little "dense" today. That was my attempt to follow directions on how to link to another Hub page I liked using my "unique" ID in the link so I could benefit from the "impressions." The directions -- this was part of an instructional Hub -- said I could put the link anywhere, including in a comment. So ... was that wrong?

    2. danielmybrother profile image81
      danielmybrotherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OK, this should make my (Hub) life easier. Thanks (yet again) Jenny!

  4. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    It's just that when you can edit your own Hub, it makes sense to put the link IN your Hub.

    On someone ELSE's Hub, you don't have that choice, so your only option is to leave the link in a comment.

    You can fix it now by editing the Hub, adding the link into the body of the Hub, and then hitting "deny" followed by "delete forever" on your comment.

  5. danielmybrother profile image81
    danielmybrotherposted 10 years ago

    Jenny, you are inspiring!
    I deleted the comment yesterday. I'll try adding the "tracker-added" version of the link to my comment on someone else's Hub. I did in fact try to insert the tracker-added URL as a link in my Hub, but it was so long it was going off the page. At least it looked that way.


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