I used to clear floats by adding the CSS style
clear: both to the element underneath the floating elements. This was a pain because sometimes you had to add a
clear: both set. Then while searching for a better way (there is always a better way) to clearing floats I found the overflow rule.
Essentially, just add
to the parent of the floating elements. That will clear the floats so that elements under the floats will be cleared. Excellent!
Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org