Originally Posted by theducks
use Percentages for Margin and fixed for padding?
I'd been trying to use your template, but percentages really just do the same thing as px or em... they define the border based on the proximity to the edge of the "page" not based on the proximity to the word. Whereas in the example i gave for a single line of text, three or four words long, where the style applied to a <span> within the <p> tags, the border is determined by its proximity to the text.
<p><span class="border">Some Short Text</span></p>
I've attached to images of the style (as i wrote it in my previous post) i used, in action. The first is when it works (single line, no breaks), the second is when it doesn't.