Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Floats

How do I... give the .secondary-content div the specified class for clearing floats.

So, I get the error Bummer! Make sure you're giving the 'secondary-content' div on line 9 the correct class for clearing floats. But I have searched to understand what it means and have not figured it out. <body> <div class="secondary-content t-border"> <div class="content-lodging"> I have found people saying to "To fix the float collapse happening, just give 'secondary-content' div another class of 'group'." but I don't understand how to go about fixing it to do so. Does anyone have the code needed to link it correctly? I'm stuck! Let me know if there is anything I missed here... Thanks!

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.content-lodging{
  float:right;
}
.content-traveling{
  float:left;
}

/* Clearfix ---------------------------------- */

.group:after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
  clear: both;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
        <div class="secondary-content t-border"> 
      <div class="content-lodging">
        <img src="resort.jpg" alt="Resort">
        <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
        <p>
          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:
        </p>
        <ul>
          <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>
        </ul>       
      </div>

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

4 Answers

Wayne Priestley
Wayne Priestley
19,567 Points

Hi Jeremy,

In the css you see some code under clearfix, this code is whats needed to clear floats.
You see it has .group which means it targets any element that has the class of group in it.
So if you add group to the secondary-content then you will make it clear the float.

Hope this helps.

You just need to add the group class to the secondary-content div.

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

hi friend in html just add the group as class in this line what i have mentioned

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

in css there is only left,right,& both options are there

.secondary-content { clear: both; } one's try this code you will definitely success

I thought that was it, I must have missed something. Thanks for the help! Both great answers, but its written out and works so you understand what code is really needed for it to accept the answer on the second one.