CSS Float Property with CSS Clear Property for both, left and right

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CSS Float Property

The CSS float property is used to design multiple column web page layout. if you want to design two columns or three columns web page layout you have to float your div elements with the help of float property.

The div tag is a block level element so, div element acquires complete horizontal spaces and the next div element is starting from the new line. If you want multiple divs are in side by side and to make an elegant designs web page.

Example 1 – Two column layout with Float property

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
	<style>
	  .container
		{

		}
	  .left-sidebar
		{
		  float:left; 
		  width:30%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:red;
		}
	  .main 
		{
		  float:left;
		  width:70%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:blue;
		}
	 .cleaner
		{
		  clear:both;
		}
	 .footer
		{
		  height:80px; 
		  background-color:orange; 
		  padding:1px;
		}
	</style>
  </head>
  
  <body>
	<div class="container">
		<div class="left-sidebar">
		</div>
		
		<div class="main">
		</div>
		
		<div class="cleaner">
		</div>	
		
		<div class="footer">
		</div>
	</div>
	
  </body>
</html>

In the above code, we apply 2 div which names are left-sidebar and main. Apply some CSS Properties to these <div> tags.

CSS float Property Example with CSS clear both
Fig.1 – Application of float Property for creating multiple column layout

Note:In this design, all the div elements are floated horizontally. You have to clear the float. If you will not clear the float than the next div element will not be floated to the previous div element and it will not be show.

CSS Clear Property to Clean Float Left and Right

If you want more enhance the look of the design than use padding and margin. To make the box model look and have some space from the parent.

Example 2 – Use of Float Property for creating two column layout good looking with proper padding.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
	<style>
	  .container
		{

		}
	  .main 
		{
		  float:left;
		  width:75%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:yellow;
		}
	  .main-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:170px;
		  margin:10px; 
		}
	 .right-sidebar
		{
		  float:right;
		  width:25%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:darkcyan;
		}
	 .right-sidebar-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:170px;
		  margin:10px;
		}
	 .cleaner
		{
		  clear:both;
		}
	 .footer
		{
		  height:80px; 
		  background-color:red; 
		  padding:1px;
		}
	 .footer-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:50px;
		  margin:9px;
		}
	</style>
  </head>
  <body>
	<div class="container">		
		<div class="main">
			<div class="main-inner">

			</div>
		</div>
		
		<div class="right-sidebar">
			<div class="right-sidebar-inner">
			
			</div>
		</div>
		
		<div class="cleaner">
		</div>	
		
		<div class="footer">
			<div class="footer-inner">
			
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
	
  </body>
</html>

In the above code, we apply 2 div which names are right-sidebar and main. Apply some CSS Properties to these <div> tags.

CSS Float clear Left Right
Fig.2 – Application float property with proper padding to have good looks.

Note:In this design, all the div elements are blank that is why we are using height property to make this divs visible. After when you insert content to the divs you can remove height property from the CSS.

Float Property with Clear Property in Three Column Layout Design

You also make three column design by the use of the given code.

Example 3 – Float property Example with three column layout

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
	<style>
	  .container
		{

		}
	  .left-sidebar
		{
		  float:left; 
		  width:20%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:orange;
		}
	  .left-sidebar-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:170px; 
		  margin:10px;
		}
	  .main 
		{
		  float:left;
		  width:60%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:blue;
		}
	  .main-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:170px;
		  margin:10px; 
		}
	 .right-sidebar
		{
		  float:left;
		  width:20%;
		  height:200px; 
		  background-color:green;
		}
	 .right-sidebar-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:170px;
		  margin:10px;
		}
	 .cleaner
		{
		  clear:both;
		}
	 .footer
		{
		  height:80px; 
		  background-color:yellow; 
		  padding:1px;
		}
	 .footer-inner
		{
		  background-color:white; 
		  height:50px;
		  margin:9px;
		}
	</style>
  </head>
  
  <body>
	<div class="container">
		<div class="left-sidebar">
			<div class="left-sidebar-inner">
				
			</div>
		</div>
		
		<div class="main">
			<div class="main-inner">
					
			</div>
		</div>
		
		<div class="right-sidebar">
			<div class="right-sidebar-inner">
			
			</div>
		</div>
		
		<div class="cleaner">
		</div>	
		
		<div class="footer">
			<div class="footer-inner">
			
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
	
  </body>
</html>

In the above code, we apply 3 div which names are left-sidebar, right-sidebar and main. Apply some CSS Properties to these <div> tags. To enhance the look and feel of the web page.

CSS float Property with left and right example
Fig.3 – float property and clear both example with three column layout.
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