I am spacing out some text in my "footer". What I am wondering is... is there a better/more efficient way to add spaces than using 35" "'s?? seems to me like there has to a better way... haha thanks in advance for your input :)

ok wait, You are spacing each letter? or each word? or paragraph? You're not clear on that. If you have a link or your code that will help too.

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I appreciate all of your replies. great forum here!
I have been teaching myself for a year now html, css, php, js, mysql. and I just got signed up for an associates program in web design. I just wasn't sure of an alternative I could use in place of all these " " lol.
spacing the words.. its a footer and on the left i have copyright info, then in middle i have designed by "", and on right i have email. here is my code:

<div id= "footer">
				
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
				Copyright &#169; 2011
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
				Design By John A. Doe
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
					&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
				myemailaddress@yahoo.com
			</div>

Using &nbsp; like that would only make it align correctly for the screen size you're viewing on. One thing you could do is wrap each part in it's own <p> tag and use CSS to set them all to the top of the div that they are already in then set each one's alignment.

Like this:

<div class="footer">
  <p style="position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 100%; text-align: left">&copy;Copyright 2011</p>
  <p style="position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 100%; text-align: center">Person McPerson</p>
  <p style="position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 100%; text-align: right">email@address.com</p>
</div>

hey i'll try that, tyvm for your response. much appreciated :)

worked great.. thank you all very much for your input! :)