div content shows when display:none

Tags: html,css

Problem :

I have a couple of divs that I only show after a certain action. Like a message for validation. For this one there are a couple of messages in one div, and I want them to be a couple of pixels apart. I know how to do it, but when I change the css you can see a part of the content without clicking the submit button.

With this code everything is okay, except I want the messages to be some pixels apart (padding-top: 5px or something) but when I do that you always see the padding I added, even on display: none.

My div:

<div id="fout"></div>


    font-family:"Myriad Pro";

Here is my jquery just in case you need it:


        // initialisatie formulier validatie. (validate.min.js)
        var validator = new FormValidator('form', [{
            name: 'voornaam',
            display: 'Voornaam',    
            rules: 'required'
        }, {
            name: 'achternaam',
            display: 'achternaam', 
            rules: 'required'
            name: 'telefoonnummer',
            display: 'telefoon', 
            rules: 'required|numeric'
            name: 'email',
            display: 'email', 
            rules: 'required|valid_email'
        }], function(errors, event) {
            var berichten = document.getElementById('fout');

            berichten.innerHTML = '';

            // als er fouten zijn:
            if (errors.length > 0) {
                for (var i = 0, l = errors.length; i < l; i++) {
                    berichten.innerHTML += errors[i].message + '<br>';
            // als de validatie goed gegaan is:
            } else {
                var voornaam = $('#voornaam').val();
            var achternaam = $('#achternaam').val();
            var telefoonnummer = $('#telefoonnummer').val();
            var email = $('#email').val();

            $.post('action.php',{action: "button", voornaam:voornaam, achternaam:achternaam,    telefoonnummer:telefoonnummer, email:email},function(res){

        document.getElementById('goed').innerHTML = 'Verstuurd!';

        // voorkom ten allertijde dat het formulier daadwerkelijk ge-submit wordt!

Solution :

you have set :


so display:block; overwrite display:none;

Remove display:block;

    display:none;  /* <-- 1st declaration */
    display:block; /* <-- 2nd declaration which overwrites 1st declaration */
    font-family:"Myriad Pro";


As mentioned in the comments by abhitalks

this is also a problem :

$("#fout").css("display","none"); $("#fout").fadeIn('slow').css;


to give space between the lines, give :

line-height:2em; in your #fout class!!

demo here

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