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When clearing every 4th element, in the video, he uses clear: left. But, clear:both also works, why is left used over both or could you use them both exchangeably.

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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If you've only used float: left then there's no difference between clear: left and clear: both. Using "both" would only be needed if you had previously used a combination of float: left and float: right in the document.

I prefer to use "both" for general purposes unless I specifically want things to wrap around items floated the other way (has never happened yet).