Paragraphs (<p></p>) and paragraphs in list items (<li><p></p></li>) have a different line-height.

Example: answer with a paragraph and a list

the paragraph and the list item have a different line-height

  • the paragraph has a calculated font-size of 14px and a line-height of 19.6px

  • the list item has a calculated font-size of 14px and a line-height of 16px

I think it would be easier to read and look better if the list items get a higher (or even the same?) line-height.

  • 3
    I actually like it the way it is, with the tighter line height in lists. Lists really shouldn't be used for long-paragraphs (pretty sure I've broken this myself, but still), which explains the slightly tighter line height to 'group' them together
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 5:15
  • I think this is more a MetaSE question that Meta Arqade. Though I think it's a status-by-design kind of question.
    – M'vy
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 20:39
  • @M'vy: Other sites don’t have this issue. On Stack Overflow, the paragraphs in lists have the same line-height like paragraphs not in lists; on Software Recommendations the line-height is not identical, but list line-height is still higher (= easier to read) than on Arqade.
    – unor
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 10:06

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I pushed a fix for this. Change will go live after our next production build

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