I remember being a young developer during the Internet Explorer 6 days and desperately wanting IE to adopt display: inline-block. The inline-block value is incredibly useful when wanting to control margin and padding on "inline" elements without the need to `block and float` them. One problem that arrises when you use inline-block is that whitespace in HTML becomes visual space on screen. Gross. There are a few ways to remove that space; some of them are just as gross, one is reasonably nicer.