how to position two divs next to each other, one of them is centered in the container of both divs

Tags: css,html

Problem :

how to position two divs next to each other, one of them is centered in the container of both divs

How can I position the second div directly next to the first one and make it expand to the right side ?

here is an example :


<div id="container" >
    <div id="div1"> </div>
    <div id="div2"></div>


  #container{ width: 100%;
    #div1{ margin-left:auto;
    #div2{ float:right;


Solution :

Check this out:

    width: 600px; 
    border:1px solid #bbb;

You need a fixed width for your container element, and you want to center it's contents.


div1 could be a % width or fixed, but it needs to be inline-block.


Use inline-block and absolute position for div2 and so it will hang off after your centered div1.

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