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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Floats

What is the correct tag on task 3?

I have tried and tried this question over and over again, and I have looked up so many different ways of doing it and tried all of them. I am using (overflow: auto;) right now and the preview shows that it was successful in clearing the problems with the floats, but it keeps saying Bummer! Can someone tell me what the correct answer is?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.content-lodging {
    float: right;
}

.content-traveling {
    float: left;
}

.secondary-content {
    overflow: auto;
}


/* 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>

2 Answers

Lazaro Medina
Lazaro Medina
1,528 Points

Guil mentioned that the overflow property does work in most cases, but should not always be used given that some browsers and different screens generate varying results.

If you apply the class "group" to the parent div (secondary-content) in the html, this will apply the collapse correction.

So remove the .secondary-content block and apply the class group and you should be good.

you should add .group class on your .secondary-content container div and remove overflow property from style.css file ,