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What was the reason for the 2nd column STILL appearing below the 1st column after changing the display to inline-block?


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

The "gutter" space between the columns is the reason they don't fit originally. The 50% width setting only applies to the elements themselves and does not account for the gutter space. So the total size is more than 100% until the negative margin is applied to consume the gutter.

All the list items combined still don't exceed 100% of the width, so they don't have this issue.