View Full Version : Problem with Tables causing White Lines & Gaps

12-24-2009, 02:49 AM
Hi All -

Could use a little help here. Could someone please view the source code of the following pages and figure why I'm getting white lines / spaces where I am:

1. www.xdividend.info/index.html - Here, the white lines are towards the bottom on the left hand side.

2. www.xdividend.info/contact.html - Here, there are white lines on either side of the long dark line under the word "Contact" and again on the LHS and again on the bottom.


12-24-2009, 04:08 AM
Well, apparently your shim.gif image isn’t transparent but white.

I’ll have to say that the way you coded your site is very, very outdated. Using tables for a page layout is a practice that’s like 12 years old and it’s very much frowned upon (http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/) nowadays in times of semantic code (http://boagworld.com/technology/semantic-code-what-why-how), separation of content and presentation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_presentation_and_content), and progressive enhancement (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/understandingprogressiveenhancement/).

12-24-2009, 05:59 AM
I appreciate the help with the shim. Making it transparent was indeed the fix. Thank you!