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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Floats

Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 3,526 Points

Quiz question

I can't figure this out at all on the quiz. It says:

In the preview, notice how the floats made the parent container's height collapse. In the HTML file, give the .secondary-content div the specified class for clearing floats.

  1. There is no div called .secondary-content.
  2. I don't know what class to change it to!
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.content-lodging {
  float: right;

.content-traveling {
  float: left;

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

.group:after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
  clear: both;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
        <div class="secondary-content"> 
      <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>

3 Answers

Emmanuel C
Emmanuel C
10,636 Points

The div with the class "secondary-content" is on line 9, the end tag even has a comment on it. When I started the challenge it also had a class called "t-border" on that same div. But there was a class in the css called "group" that had a property called "clear". Thats the class thats you can add to that div element with the "secondary-content" class. You can use whitespace to have multiple classes on a element.

<div class="secondary-content t-border group"> 
  1. There is a div with class secondary-content. It is the first one after <body>.

  2. Try the class for Clearfix

randy hollinger
randy hollinger
2,283 Points

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