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HTML How to Make a Website Styling Web Pages and Navigation Style the Image Captions

Marco van der Woude
Marco van der Woude
915 Points

Why does floating the #gallery effect the footer?

Just out of curiosity, if you select the #gallery in your css and you tell it to float, why does the same thing happen to the footer? In the html its not inside the gallery id so in my opinion it should not be effected.

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

Can you post your code or a snapshot of your workspace?

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james south
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james south
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 33,271 Points

that is how floats work - they take the floated elements out of the normal flow of the page, so elements below the floated items, like footers, will act like the floated elements are not there, because the floated elements' container has collapsed. to fix you have to clear the floats:

.container-of-floated-elements:after{ content: ""; display: block; (table is another possible value here) clear: both; } this will restore the height of the container so that other elements, like the footer, respect the space the floated elements occupy.