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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Floats

In the question, I am asked to clear the floated elements. The .secondary-content should have a property"overflow: none"

The quick fix to clear the floats is to select the class in my css, and to use the property "overflow" with the value of "none".

The other correct answer is to use the psuedo class .secondary-content:after and set a property "clear" to "both" but nothing is working.

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



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

.group:after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
  clear: both;
}

.content-lodging {
  float: right;
}

.content-traveling {
  float: left;
}

.secondary-content {
  overflow: auto;
}
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>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,925 Points

The instructions for task 3 say "In the HTML file, give the .secondary-content div the specified class for clearing floats". So for this task, you will work in the HTML file, and make no changes to the CSS file.

In particular, this task does not involve creating an additional rule or setting the "overflow" property (what gave you that idea?).

All you do for task 3 is add an additional class to the element so it will use the rule already defined for clearing floats.

I ended it up figuring it out shortly after I posted. Thank you for the response.