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Paul M
Paul M
16,370 Points

How to fix a float flip-flop when setting the display value to inline-block

I am working on a website with a navigation bar which I set as inline-block. But when I did that, all the list items went the opposite way or flip-flopped. Is there another way to fix this other that reversing all the list items in the HTML?

Idan Melamed
Idan Melamed
16,285 Points

Maybe you can float the nav-bar instead of using inline-block?

1 Answer

If they were set to float: right, then no, that's just the way that float works, with the first item in the source code being closest to the edge that the items are floating to.

display: inline-block will just put items on a line like any regular sentence would. You might be able to play with the actual reading direction of the text, but I imagine it would be messy, since you'd have to make sure the container goes right-to-left while the individual items read left-to-right...

If you did want to play with that, you're looking for the direction property.