To minimise the effects of browser inconsistencies, it is a good idea to reset CSS at the beginning of the file.

The following works just fine.

* {
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
}

I like this because it’s simple and then I can set margins, paddings etc to any required elements.

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { margin: 15px 0; }
p, table, dl, ul, ol { margin: 10px 0; }
ul, ol, dl dd { margin-left: 40px; }

or as http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/css/reset/ suggests, the following reset may be useful.


/* v1.0 | 20080212 */

html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe,
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code,
del, dfn, em, font, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp,
small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var,
b, u, i, center,
dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
fieldset, form, label, legend,
table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 0;
outline: 0;
font-size: 100%;
vertical-align: baseline;
background: transparent;
}
body {
line-height: 1;
}
ol, ul {
list-style: none;
}
blockquote, q {
quotes: none;
}
blockquote:before, blockquote:after,
q:before, q:after {
content: '';
content: none;
}

/* remember to define focus styles! */
:focus {
outline: 0;
}

/* remember to highlight inserts somehow! */
ins {
text-decoration: none;
}
del {
text-decoration: line-through;
}

/* tables still need 'cellspacing="0"' in the markup */
table {
border-collapse: collapse;
border-spacing: 0;
}

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