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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Floats

David Shoup
David Shoup
5,974 Points

Front End Web Development - Basic Layout. I am taking the code challenge and cannot answer for "clear: both". Advice?

.secondary.content { clear: both; }

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.content-lodging {
  float: right; 

.content-traveling {
  float: left;

.secondary-content {
  clear: both;

/* Clearfix ---------------------------------- */
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
        <div class="secondary-content t-border"> 
      <div class="content-lodging">
        <img src="resort.jpg" alt="Resort">
        <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
          Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay. You have the ability to sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax like a king at a five star resort. Here are our top three resorts:
          <li><a href="#hotels">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
          <li><a href="#resorts">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
          <li><a href="#lodging">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>

      <div class="content-traveling">
        <img src="mtn-landscape.jpg" alt="Mountain Landscape">
        <h3>Pack Accordingly</h3>
          One of most important things when it comes to traveling through the great outdoors is packing accordingly. Here are a few tips:
          <li>Bring layers of clothing</li>
          <li>Pack sunscreen</li>
          <li>Carry extra water just in case</li>
          <li>Pack light</li>
        </div><!-- End .secondary-content -->

        <footer class="main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>

5 Answers

Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
15,419 Points

Pay attention to the css in the clearfix. You need to do something in the html.

Ricardo Diaz
Ricardo Diaz
30,415 Points

You won't have to add anything to the CSS to solve the problem. Read the instructions again and you will notice that you will need to make a change in the HTML file to solve the third question.

your html should be like this:

<div class="secondary-content t-border group">

delete this in your CSS:

.secondary-content { clear: both; }

rd. ln.
rd. ln.
7,851 Points

I do'nt get this either. What is the answer?????????

Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
15,419 Points

The answer does not involve doing anything in the CSS. Instead, you need to do something in the HTML. Try the following:

  1. Take a look at the CSS provided to you for the exercise. There is a rule in there that has been nicknamed the Clearfix. Think back on the previous lessons: how was the Clearfix used?
  2. Now that you remember how the Clearfix was used, use it in the HTML.

So, to pass this challenge you're going to add something related to the Clearfix in the HTML. You don't need to make any changes to the CSS.

Does that help?

Replace the div after the body tag with this: add class="group"

add the ( secondary-content t-border group) in html

.secondary-content { clear: both; }