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Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
14,932 Points

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


I don't really understand how the margin space has anything to do with this. Technically, these inline-blocks should have been displayed horizontally, but I didn't understand the REAL reason for that as per the video.

This behaviour did not occur for the list items. When we changed the list items to inline blocks--they appeared side by side, but this wasn't the case here.


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,742 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.