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Published by Chris Coyier What is "Float"? Float is a CSS positioning property. To understand its purpose and origin, we can look to print design.
(This clearing technique was developed by Tony Aslett, of csscreator.com. The earliest known mention of the basic :after idea is found here .) Notice as of March 4th, 2008: The article you are reading is getting a bit old and much new information on the subject of clearing has appeared since it was written. You may find this newer article very interesting. Clearing Floats The Old Fashioned Way
Floatutorial takes you through the basics of floating elements such as images, drop caps, next and back buttons, image galleries, inline lists and multi-column layouts. General info Tutorial 1. Floating an image to the right Float an image to the right of a block of text and apply a border to the image. Tutorial 2.