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Do Not Use Inline-block in CSS (Obsolete)

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UPDATE: As Vensires mentions in the comment, this post is obsolete.

Usually, when we want to arrange some blocks horizontally with CSS, we may choose to use float: left; property, or display: inline-block; alternatively.

According to http://www.quirksmode.org/css/display.html, inline-block is not supported by IE 5.5 and it’s not completely supported by IE 6 and IE 7.

So, don’t use display: inline-block;, it will mess up your page on some browsers. Use float: left; instead.

Here is an example:

Instead of using this,

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.block1 {
    width: 100px;
    height: 30px;
    display: inline-block;
}
.block2 {
    width: 400px;
    height: 30px;
    display: inline-block;
}

we’d better to use use this,

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.block1 {
    width: 100px;
    height: 30px;
    float: left;
    display: block;
}
.block2 {
    width: 400px;
    height: 30px;
    float: left;
    display: block;
}

Update: Don’t forget to use clear:both; with float:left;.

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