HTML-CSS: 3-tile layout

HTML-CSS : Exercise-36 with Solution

Using HTML, CSS aligns items horizontally using display: inline-block to create a 3-tile layout.

  • Use display: inline-block to create a tiled layout, without using float, flex or grid.
  • Use width in combination with calc to divide the width of the container evenly into 3 columns.
  • Set font-size for .tiles to 0 to avoid whitespace and to 20px for <h2> elements to display the text.
  • Note: If you use relative units (e.g. em), using font-size: 0 to fight whitespace between blocks might cause side effects.

HTML Code:

<!--License: https://bit.ly/3GjrtVF-->
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
  <title>Using HTML, CSS aligns items horizontally using display: inline-block to create a 3-tile layout</title>
<div class="tiles">
  <div class="tile">
    <img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-7.jpeg" width="200" height="150">
  <div class="tile">
    <img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-8.jpeg" width="200" height="150">
  <div class="tile">
    <img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html-css-exercise/html-css-practical-exercises/flower-9.jpeg" width="200" height="150">

CSS Code:

.tiles {
  width: 600px;
  font-size: 0;
  margin: 0 auto;

.tile {
  width: calc(600px / 3);
  display: inline-block;

.tile h2 {
  font-size: 20px;

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HTML-CSS: Tips of the Day

Stacking DIVs on top of each other?

CSS Code:

.inner {
  position: absolute;

HTML Code:

<div class="outer">
   <div class="inner">1</div>
   <div class="inner">2</div>
   <div class="inner">3</div>
   <div class="inner">4</div>

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