OSCC · CSS, Layout · Dec 30, 2020

Ensures that an element self-clears its children.

  • Use the ::after pseudo-element and apply content: '' to allow it to affect layout.
  • Use clear: both to make the element clear past both left and right floats.
  • For this technique to work properly, make sure there are no non-floating children in the container and that there are no tall floats before the clearfixed container but in the same formatting context (e.g. floated columns).
  • Note: This is only useful if you are using float to build layouts. Consider using a more modern approach, such as the flexbox or grid layout.
float a
float b
float c
<div class="clearfix">
  <div class="floated">float a</div>
  <div class="floated">float b</div>
  <div class="floated">float c</div>
.clearfix::after {
  content: '';
  display: block;
  clear: both;

.floated {
  float: left;
  padding: 4px;

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