Text-align: Justify - Too much spacing between words

For some reason, I get extra spacing between words. I should only be getting one space.

#testimonialWrapper
{
	background-color: #EEE;
	border: 1px solid #999;
	margin: 5px 0px 5px 2px;
	padding: 3px;
}

#testimonialContent
{
	background-color: #FFF;
	border: 1px solid #999;
	padding: 5px;
	text-align: center;	
}

#testimonialText
{
	font-size: 11px;
	text-align: justify;	
}

.testimonialContent
{
	padding: 0px 5px 0px 5px;	
}

.quote
{
	vertical-align:text-top;
}

<div id="testimonialWrapper">
    <div id="testimonialContent">
       <p id="testimonialText"><img src="images/quoteleft.jpg" class="quote" /><span class="testimonialContent"><span id="ctl00_navbar_testimonialContent">I AM IMPRESSED!! Not only is the quality of my cookie jar far above what I expected, the speed in which it was delivered to my door was unbelievable. I will tell everyone about your great products and you terrific service. Thank You!</span></span><img src="images/quoteright.jpg" class="quote"/></p>

       <p class="testimonialOrigin"><span id="ctl00_navbar_testimonialOrigin">Dave Schinkel Palatine, IL</span></p>
       <p><a href="Testimonials.aspx">More Testimonials</a></p>
    </div>
</div>

here’s how it looks. Notice all that spacing between words:

http://www.codezest.com/post/testimonial.jpg

text-align: justify means that the text touches both sides of the box. If only two words can fit per line, then there will be a big gap between them. You will either have to live with this or choose text-align: left.

If you choose text-align: left, the same number of words will appear on each line, but there will be normal space between each word. The downside is that you will have a jagged right margin. (Only other solution is to reduce the text size, but you’ll still have similar problems.)

text-align: justify only really works on wide boxes with lots of text.

ah, gotcha. I see now. Thanks!

Hi,
I do like using text-align:justify; but I have found that it only looks good with wide containers that will allow it to justify the words in an inconspicuous manner.