On Feb 13, 2012, at 6:20 AM, Tim Dawson wrote:
>> I have been trying for several hours to get a DIV containing four
>> absolutely positioned images to 'float: right' up beside a left column
>> which is floated left.
> Why is it that the moment one posts something to this list the solution dawns ?
> It looks as if adding 'overflow:hidden' to the styling of the LEFT column has made it work. But
can anyone explain why, please ?
Your right floated div can't go higher than where it is now - although you specify a width on the
left column,the object still occupies the full space.
The solution is to float (left) the left column.
I've no idea why it would work with 'overflow: hidden' on your side (it really shouldn't and it
doesn't in WebKit / Gecko browsers).
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