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CSS CSS Layout Basics Page Layout with the Float Property Footer Layout with Floats

Jiaqi Yuan
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Jiaqi Yuan
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 12,336 Points

Proper usage of ::after

Why in this case we do not include ::after in the selector, but in the previous question clearfix::after {} is selected?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.footer-nav{
  float: left;
}

.logo {
  float: right;
}

.footer-nav li {
  float: left;
}

.clearfix::after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
  clear: both;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Getting Started with CSS Layout</title>
    <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Varela+Round' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
</head>
    <body>
    <div class="container">
        <footer class="clearfix">
            <img class="logo" src="city-logo.svg" alt="logo">
            <ul class="footer-nav">
                <li><a href="#">Ice cream</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Donuts</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Tea</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Coffee</a></li>
            </ul>
            <p class="copyright">&copy;2015 The Best City.</p>
        </footer>
    </div>
    </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

The last step uses a different technique, where the clearing is being done at the beginning of the element. The "::after" psuedo-element is only used to make the clearing happen at the end of an element.