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CSS Enhancing Design with CSS Finishing Touches Applying Media Queries

Stephen Cole
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Stephen Cole
Courses Plus Student 15,809 Points

Instead of calc() why not just shrink the column width to 45%?

In the video, we're taught to do the calculation. However, I made the column width 45% and it look just fine.

Is there a benefit to using calc() instead just making the columns slightly more narrow?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

Calculating the margin insures efficient use of all the available space. Using a smaller width will appear very similar in typical sizes, but will make the column smaller than it needs to be in very large sizes and/or too large when the window size is very small.