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CSS

Jacob Miranda
Jacob Miranda
19,080 Points

Layout: Float vs Display: Inline-block ?

I constantly see Float: Left/Right used for laying out sections of a webpage, but I have recently switched over to using the property/value pair of Display: Inline-block. Through my experience, I have found it to work better and is a lot less stressful when getting it to work properly. I also don't have to worry about clearfixes and any other headaches of forgetting to add something.

The one thing to keep in mind with displaying an element with inline-block is that you must have the closing tag and opening of the next element side-by-side.

<div>Hello world!</div><div>Hello other world!</div> A space character will be rendered as a few pixels and may mess up your layout a bit.

If anyone has an opinion of using one versus the other, please discuss!

1 Answer

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,268 Points

Using inline-block is used more now that box-sizing:border-box is available in more browsers.