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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Clearing Floats

why is {content: ' '} needed in this video?

I did not understand the purpose of having {content:' '} as shown in this video.

Is it so important that without it, it won't clear the floats?

1 Answer

Jan Kiesewetter
Jan Kiesewetter
6,745 Points

For every :after and :before selector you need the content:'', else they wouldn't appear at all.