Zachary DanzFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 15,022 Points
What's the purpose of setting the display to inline-block?
I removed this element and it looked and functioned the same. Timestamp 1:42
Steven Parker203,729 Points
A common reason for setting a pseudo-element to "inline-block" is to allow vertical margins or padding to work.
But, as you noticed, since neither is used here there's no obvious advantage with the current settings.
I noticed that setting is not used in the "Quick Reference" example shown in the "Teacher's Notes" section.