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redbullmarky

general question about clear:both

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Hi all

Anyone have any idea why some browsers create a huge gap underneath floats when using either <div> or <br /> styled with clear:both, and how to avoid it? it normally happens within a DIV that has a margin of, say, 200px to allow for a left-floated menu that sits outside of it. when i remove the menu, and the margin, the problem goes away.

cheers
Mark

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If you use margin: 200px then its going to add a 200px margin on all sides and thus you get a gap when your use clear:both. Just apply the margin/padding to the side you want it on:
margin-left: 200px

Or float the left and right elements to the left then you don't need to worry about adding margins to position the element on the right. The elements will but-up-against each other.

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