[thelist] CSS: Don't understand how floats are supposed to work.

Rosalie Sennett rsennett at brainlink.com
Tue Dec 21 18:22:25 CST 2004

Pull out all the clear: both; from your code and the only thing that happens
is that your calendar floats right.

What I did... is I created three classes... one with green border and
background, one with hot pink border and background and one with orange
border and background.

Then I started applying it to each div to see what was really where.

What I found, is that in foxfire and netscape, your table extends past the
boundries of the Content container... which ends right at the bottom of
where your footer is in the mid point of the page.

IE seems to understand your intentions and get that the table has substance
and should push everything below it down.

I'm honestly not sure what's going on there... 

But that is what is happening... forget the float and clear. That is a red



> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
> bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Minh Lee Goon
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 3:59 PM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] CSS: Don't understand how floats are supposed to work.
> Greetings all,
> I'm using Firefox more and more in my quest to be as standards-compliant
> as possible. But what I got used to with IE now has come back to bite me
> (I'm sure for the better) in Firefox. I'm sure it's a CSS issue, so I'm
> posting it here first, hoping you can help me. Here's the simplified
> version of my existing layout:
> <div id="Container" style="clear:both;">
>       <div id="Header" style="clear:both;"></div>
>       <div id="Navigation" style="clear:both;"></div>
>       <div id="Content" style="clear:both;">
>            <div style="clear:both;">
>                 <div id="Instructions" style="float:left;"></div>
>                 <div id="Links" style="float:right;"></div>
>            </div>
>       </div>
>       <div id="Footer" style="clear:both"></div>
> </div>
> Here's the URL: http://maverick.sdstate.edu/EdTech/Training/
> What I end up with is the Footer layer showing up in the middle of the
> Content layer. I had just learned about "clear:both", hoping it would
> cure exactly the problems I'm having now.
> Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? Is there a resource
> that will help me understand how floats work? Thanks in advance.
> Minh Lee
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