I envy “the kids”, the ones just starting to learn front end now. They’re likely never going to know the pain of float drop, or wrestling with inline blocks, or not being able to center along one axis. They’re going to roll their eyes when we old-timers start grumbling about the old days and say, “Floats?!? Who ever thought floats would be a good way to lay out a page?
Declining Complexity in CSS
Eric A. Meyer
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Hey, “kid” college student here who’s been getting into web development since early 2016. This was before flexbox and grid was running on major browsers and I still used floats. I didn’t endure the pain as long as you have, but just saying people like me who are new have been a part of that awkward history of CSS layout. Don’t count us out!

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