Place buttons on each side of scrollable div


I'm trying to place buttons on the left and the right side of a scrollable div. See this <a href="http://jsfiddle.net/y84VA/1/" rel="nofollow">jsfiddle[1]</a> where they are still wrapped. So I changed the display of content and btn to inline-block. See this next version of the <a href="http://jsfiddle.net/y84VA/2/" rel="nofollow">jsfiddle[2]</a>. That sort of worked, but the buttons are not nicely aligned. And I actually don't have any idea why. So how come and why is that?


I am confused with you saying buttons are not nicely <em>outlined</em>, but I guess you meant align, than you have to use vertical-align: top; as you are using display: inline-block; so your buttons are aligned to the baseline.

.btn { width: 30px; height: 40px; display: inline-block; vertical-align: top; }

<a href="http://jsfiddle.net/y84VA/5/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Demo</strong></a>

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You can also float all your elements to the left as <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/a/20609470/1542290" rel="nofollow">@Jarno</a> suggested, but if you are going with float than make sure you clear your elements using clear: both; property, else you will end up with undesired positioning of your elements.


make all elements floating ~> <a href="http://jsfiddle.net/y84VA/8/" rel="nofollow">DEMO</a>

.content { width: 300px; overflow-x: auto; overflow-y: hidden; white-space: nowrap; height: 40px; display: inline-block; float: left; margin: 0 10px; } .btn { width: 30px; height: 40px; display: inline-block; float: left; }

OR you can use vertical-align for elements to fit each other vertically


You could use float:left; on .content and .btn.

Also, don't forget to put overflow:hidden; on your .container.

<a href="http://jsfiddle.net/4WUyW/" rel="nofollow">Example</a>


You need to add float positions to each .btn. float left for the left arrow and float right


Add the vertical align to the buttons:

.btn { width: 30px; height: 40px; display: inline-block; vertical-align: top; }

<a href="http://jsfiddle.net/y84VA/7/" rel="nofollow">http://jsfiddle.net/y84VA/7/</a>


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