Justified Text

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 7 years ago
  • Answered
Is there a way to Make your text that you type in the site builder Justified instead of only left, center, and right?
Photo of AlexR

AlexR

  • 19 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 7 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Brianna

Brianna

  • 2045 Posts
  • 92 Reply Likes
Hello Alex,

Thanks for your message! At this time we only offer the left, center and right justification.

There are a number of reasons why the full justify text option is not available. Firstly, reading text on a screen, is different to reading on a page, and the human eye needs the rough edges to help keep its place on the screen. A far bigger concern is that justified text does not display in the same way on the different browsers that your viewers may be using.

If you would, however, still like to justify your text, please let us know and we will be glad to assist you in finding an HTML code that will allow this.

Kind Regards,
Brianna
Photo of AlexR

AlexR

  • 19 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Yea, i mean if i ever want to open a site and just so it looks smoother i guess ill be using html for it to look better thanks
Photo of AlexR

AlexR

  • 19 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Yea, i mean if i ever want to open a site and just so it looks smoother i guess ill be using html for it to look better thanks
Photo of Brianna

Brianna

  • 2045 Posts
  • 92 Reply Likes
Sounds great, Alex! I will be referring your request to our HTML team who will help you out. Please allow 48 hours for a response. We appreciate your patience!
Photo of Monique

Monique, VP of Customer Support

  • 6294 Posts
  • 446 Reply Likes
Hi AlexR

Here is a very good article that contains both the code you need and the reasons why you should avoid justifying your text: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www/ju...

However, I am concerned that you think that justifying (also called "double-justifying") your text will make your site look better or smoother. Just to echo what Brianna has said: justification doesn't work very well on web pages and does not display consistently in different browsers. I know a neat block of text looks nice at first glance, but if you actually want people to read the text, you should avoid justifying it. Justifying is used in print media but not on the web for this reason. This is also why we have not provided the option in the sitebuilder.

Even newspapers, which justify printed text, do not do the same for their online publications. See the Online Wall Street Journal for example: http://online.wsj.com/home-page