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CSS CSS Layout Basics Page Layout with the Float Property Clearing and Containing Floats

Steve Seebart
Steve Seebart
Courses Plus Student 11,897 Points

Differences between block and table in the clearfix solution?

I notice that when I changed display: table to display: block in the clearfix code, the dimensions of the ::after pseudo element are different.

Inspecting the element in the developer tools, I see that using block results in the ::after element having a width, but no height. Using table, the ::after element has no height or width. Will this make a difference in the responsiveness of the page?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,991 Points

The clearfix element doesn't need any specific dimensions and won't contain anything, so either method should be fine.

The use of "table" is a legacy from back when it was needed to get consistent behavior across browsers.