Justify text option when using the text widget

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Right now, whenever we insert a new text widget from the Basic subcategory of the elements panel, there are only three ways we can stylize the text lines:

1. Align everything from the left
2. Align everything from the right
3. Centre line

However, a lot of site-builders and text editing applications already support the simple ability of selecting justified line alignment, so every line of text will be aligned from the left and right edge of the text border.

I am a bit shocked that Yola's Sitebuilder doesn't have this included, since it is a common basic element for text editing and personally, everything seems to look better when justified alignment is on. Maybe it's a personal preference, but still, it should be something Yola should be able to provide. An image is provided with this post to a provide a more elaborate understanding of what I am talking about below:



Thanks for reading and I hope for a reply shortly!

-Roley
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Roley

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Posted 7 years ago

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Nathan, Champion

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Hi Roley,

This is a good idea! I hope it gets implemented!

Nathan
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Hi Roley,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we really appreciate feedback from our customers and will be sure to keep it in mind when we are looking at new features to implement!

For the time being, I would suggest using your preferred browser, such as Google, to locate an HTML code that will provide you this justification.
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Andi North, Mangopear Media

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Hi all,

The reason why 'Justify' is not on there is because it is a HTML nightmare! And it should be avoided at all costs - not only does it make the text unreadable but, it is highly incompatible with browsers such as Netscape and probably the infamously incompatible Internet Explorer.

There have been previous forum posts here regarding the issue with Justifying text - I could not find them under a quick search but if I remember correctly, Justin was involved with it.

Kind Regards,

Andi North
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Hi Andi,

I did not know that. Thanks for letting me know, I'll make sure not to use Justify. I don't really care about using Justify anyways because I use text-align:left; usually.

Nathan
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Andi North, Mangopear Media

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No problem Nathan,

I don't like it either! And I am sure that many other people don't like it either!

Kind Regards,

Andi
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Roley

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I only use Justify in some very minor cases but usually I'm fine with the left-side alignment; I was just a bit surprised that type of alignment wasn't there :P

I also want to make a quick note that the support and progress for Netscape has been discontinued years ago , probably not even supporting HTML4. And Internet Explorer is what I would classify as "the best browser....to download a better browser." So that's out of the question :P - though many people still use Internet Explorer, I believe that site designing and Internet Explorer are two things that should stay far away from each other.
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Yes, I agree, Internet Explorer is a bad browser, and people need to switch to Firefox, Safari or Chrome - 3 of the best and fastest browsers. Netscape is so outdated, I don't even think it is available for download anymore :) If internet explorer was like all of the other modern browsers, then web designers would like it. But unfortunately, Microsoft decided to build it their way - not following the W3C guidelines, etc. They should just build IE on webkit or something!

But, you have to make sure your site is good in IE or if it isn't a lot of visitors will be seeing a bad side of your site.

There might be a way to justify the text using custom HTML, but it is probably pretty hard.

Maybe someone else on this forum can help with this, because I never used Justify before on the internet, only on MS Word.

Nathan