The IBM Co-Marketing Advisor badge is a complex e-learning tool, a hybrid between a learning module and a CMS application. It also has functionalities from a DMS (draft management) and from an ERP (user management).
Its biggest feature is that the content can be updated and published on the fly.
The lead space problem
Due to the nature of the content (sometimes, the titles have 5–6 rows), lead spaces have 640px in height (instead of 560) and they host other information too, like lesson details.
Also, worth mentioning that the number of lead space images is between 30 and 40, some of them are lighter, some darker. This played a great role in researching and finding a general solution to display lead spaces besides using a gradient over the image. …