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CSS CSS Layout Techniques Float Layout Creating a Horizontal Menu

Clear float

My elements are not lining up next to each other. Thank you for the help.

  <div class="arrow-right-button">See resume Content <div class="arrow-right">&raquo;</div></div>
.arrow-right-button {
    float: right;
    width: 200px;
    background-color: cyan;
    border-radius: 10px;
    border-bottom-style: groove;
    font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: 16px;
    text-align: left;
    margin-right: 10px;
    padding: 10px 0 10px 10px;

.arrow-right {
    color: red;
    font-size: 28px;
    float: right;
    display: inline;
    margin-left: 15px;
    margin-right: 20px;
Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher


Your HTML code wasn't showing up correctly. I fixed it in your post.

For the future, to put HTML/CSS/JavaScript in a forum post:

  1. hit return to create a new line and type three back tick characters ```

  2. hit return to create another new line and paste your HTML

  3. hit return and add three more back tick characters: ``` The back tick character isn't the same as the single quote -- ' -- mark; the back tick is located on the same key as the ~ on most keyboards.

Also to add correct color highlighting add the name of the language after the back ticks like this: ```CSS. Here's what CSS should look like in a forum post:

#gallery li {
  float: left;
  width: 45%;

1 Answer

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Move this <div class="arrow-right">&raquo;</div> to the beginning of the div:

<div class="arrow-right-button"><div class="arrow-right">&raquo;</div>See resume Content</div>

HTML that comes BEFORE a floated element, never wraps around the floated element. Because you put the right arrow AFTER "See resume content", that text couldn't wrap around the arrow. However, moving the arrow before the text, lets the text that follows wrap around the arrow.