[pmwiki-users] simple tables: vertical alignment

Simon nzskiwi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 15:12:51 CDT 2016

Actually, I'm a fan of bottom alignment, e.g. if font sizes in different
cells are different,
but I agree that top alignment is better than middle alignment.


On 13 August 2016 at 06:39, Hans <design1 at softflow.uk> wrote:

> I am wondering what people think about vertical alignment of cell
> content in simple tables. Advanced tables have cell content vertical
> aligned to top by default, simple tables do not. But I see no mention
> of a simple way to top align cell content. I think one would need to
> add a class with a css rule for this purpose, at present, to achieve
> top alignments in all simple table cells. Maybe i am missing
> something?
> Personally I find top aligned cell content more useful and more
> pleasing than the default middle vertical alignment, if text content
> goes over two or more lines, and even for an image in a cell I find it
> nicer if it aligns to the top, and text in an adjacent cell aligns to
> the top as well. What do you think?
> Is it bad practise to have cell content top aligned by default for
> simple table markup? I decided my new Amber skin should do this
> by default. Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Hans
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