CSS Float

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CSS Float

The CSS float property is a positioning property. It is used to push an element to the left or right, allowing other element to wrap around it. It is generally used with images and layouts.

How it works

Elements are floated only horizontally. So it is possible only to float elements left or right, not up or down.

  • A floated element may be moved as far to the left or the right as possible. Simply, it means that a floated element can display at extreme left or extreme right.
  • The elements after the floating element will flow around it.
  • The elements before the floating element will not be affected.
  • If the image floated to the right, the texts flow around it, to the left and if the image floated to the left, the text flows around it, to the right.

CSS Float Properties

clearThe clear property is used to avoid elements after the floating elements which flow around it.left, right, both, none, inherit
floatIt specifies whether the box should float or not.left, right, none, inherit

CSS Float Property Values

noneIt specifies that the element is not floated, and will be displayed just where it occurs in the text. this is a default value.
leftIt is used to float the element to the left.
rightIt is used to float the element to the right.
initialIt sets the property to its initial value.
inheritIt is used to inherit this property from its parent element.

Example: float image

<!DOCTYPE html>  
<p>Float image from right</p>


Float image from right


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