CSS Float Problem 2

gaptrast

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Hello,

I am using a website like this:

float.JPG

Two floated divs with different heights according to the content.

The problem is, that if I do not set a height it will show up like that they were not there.

float2.JPG

Did you understand it? Is there a solution to solve it?
 
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descalzo

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Set up two pages, float01.html and float02.html and post links.
 

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From the second figure, it looks like you want the floats to be auto-cleared. In addition to the sitepoint "Simple Clearing of Floats" article, read "Clearing Floats" on Quirksmode.

Generally speaking, code says more than pictures. The best way of showing what you're doing when asking about wed design is to post minimal sample code and a/ link/s to a/ live page/s along with any figures.
 

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Did you understand it? Is there a solution to solve it?

I think... (emphasize on I THINK ) I understand, and a quick answer is no. someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but if you want an empty block you'll have to specify 3 things. Width, height, and display:block.

Two floated divs with different heights according to the content.
If by any chance you want your columns to be the same height there are few solutions to that, but if you want one that will stay away from javascript here's the code that take 3 columns and makes them all the same height of the longest. It's a dirty trick, but whoo whoo CSS is fun :redface:

Actually what's happening here, is there's 3 containers and they are pushed off the screen to a percentage to show the one behind.
more info here, credit:

here's the code:
Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<title>My title</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

<style type="text/css">
#container3 {
    float:left;
    width:100%;
    background:green;
    overflow:hidden;
    position:relative;
}
#container2 {
    float:left;
    width:100%;
    background:yellow;
    position:relative;
    right:30%;
}
#container1 {
    float:left;
    width:100%;
    background:red;
    position:relative;
    right:40%;
}
#col1 {
    float:left;
    width:26%;
    position:relative;
    left:72%;
    overflow:hidden;
}
#col2 {
    float:left;
    width:36%;
    position:relative;
    left:76%;
    overflow:hidden;
}
#col3 {
    float:left;
    width:26%;
    position:relative;
    left:80%;
    overflow:hidden;
}
	
</style>
</head>

<body>
<div id="container3">
    <div id="container2">
        <div id="container1">
            <div id="col1">
			Column 1
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			Bottom of Column 1
			</div>
            <div id="col2">
			Column 2
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			Bottom of Column 2
			</div>
            <div id="col3">
			Column 3
			<p>&nbsp;</p>
			Bottom of Column 3
			</div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

if you want 2 columns, take away a container and adjust the width accordingly
 
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I also had this problem a couple of months ago, and it was really annoying. Im not sure if this is the correct solution, but I think I changed the div that contains everything(the one that you had to set the height, or it wouldn't work). For this changed I set a min-height, and also overflow:auto. This may or may not help you, but this is what has worked for me in the past.
 
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