CSS / HTML Design:
border: 0.2em solid;
padding: 0 0.4em;
border-color: #DDD #BBB #BBB #DDD;
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To outline a F12 key in the browser use for instance the following code:
<span class="kbKey ">F12</span>
To indent words, a <span> element with a width rule such as width: could be used; The height of the element will be inherited and inline with the rest of the text. The <div> element wouldn't work since it is natively defined with the css-rule clear:both; resulting in line breaking to the element's left and right;
Alternatively html-entities such as (nobackspace) can be used and is in this case preferable since it won't invoke an DOM object instance by the browser.
This does make a considerable difference in memory footprint when dynamically generating thousands of html lines in loops. In such cases dynamically generating the content in accordance with the current view of the user is state of the art (e.g. User quickly scrolled to the middle).
It is much to AJAX's credit that a breath of fresh air was brought into the school of thought regarding dynamic web content and web user interfaces.
In an upcoming article I will discuss MVC, an acronym based on the trinity of Model, View and Controller architecture.
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