Clearing Floats in CSS

When you have some elements floating left or floating right, you need a way to clear their floats. A very popular method is using a clearfix class. Simply add an extra class, let’s call it clear, to the parent of the floating elements.

.clear:after {
  content: "";
  display: table;
.clear:after {
  clear: both;
.clear {
  zoom: 1; // necessary for IE6 and IE7

Source: Clearing Floats: An Overview of Different clearfix Methods

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