Floating

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A floated element will move as far to the left or right as it can. Usually this means all the way to the left or right of the containing element.

If an image is floated to the right, a following text flows around it, to the left:

Example

img
{
float:right;
}



Floating Elements Next to Each Other

If you place several floating elements after each other, they will float next to each other if there is room.
Here we have made an image gallery using the float property:

Example

.thumbnail
{
float:left;
width:110px;
height:90px;
margin:5px;
}



Turning off Float - Using Clear

Elements after the floating element will flow around it. To avoid this, use the clear property.
The clear property specifies which sides of an element other floating elements are not allowed.
Add a text line into the image gallery, using the clear property:

Example

.text_line
{
clear:both;
}



CSS Float Properties

The number in the "CSS" column indicates in which CSS version the property is defined (CSS1 or CSS2).
PropertyDescriptionValuesCSS
clearSpecifies which sides of an element where other floating elements are not allowedleft
right
both
none
inherit
1
floatSpecifies whether or not a box should floatleft
right
none
inherit
1