zmanc zmanc - 25 days ago 6
CSS Question

Right Side align without float

I have a chat widget that I am adding some styling to. However I am having difficulty making the "user" chat bubbles align to the right of the screen.

When I use float right, with float left(for the other side) the divs no longer position correctly, in that they seem to just go to the right of the relative divs.

I would like it to also be able to append div's that will cause the overflow-y to create a scroll bar. Which without the float is already working as expected.

Below is the current version in a jsbin.

http://jsbin.com/utulay/1/edit

TLDR; trying to get the .chat-bubble-user divs to align to right of screen without float.

Answer

if you don't want use floats, just try with inline-block, like so:

#chatWindow {
   text-align: right;
}

.chat-bubble-user {
   display: inline-block;
   text-align: left; 
}

JsBin (tested on Fx20): http://jsbin.com/awimev/2/edit