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Posted on 2011-09-08
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H ii have a problem i make a div with property
width:50%
float:left;

so it make 2 box in the screen and take 50%

The problem is when i try to make padding-left:20px; in the boxes it increase size of the total div and it make it more then 50% so it go to the second line. How i can limit so it subtract from 50% - 20px left and save size of box perfect 50%.
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gurvinder372 earned 500 total points
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Precisely the reason why it is not always a good idea to give width/height/left/top in percentages.

However, if you want to give in percentage, then also give padding in percentage

width:45%
float:left;
padding-left:5%;
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by:umaxim
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is not way to make it as specific box or something so it will not allow to change width
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But if you add 20px to 100%, then it will be overflow only.
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