The End of the Clearfix hack?

Rachel Andrew with a clear (get it?!) explanation of display: flow-root;, including demos comparing old and new techniques. Apparently the name is still a little bit still up in the air.

The whole point of it is getting rid of clearfix, or using a different/unintended property for float clearning. Every time this is brought up, there is always a well actually about how overflow: hidden; does the same. Like we mentioned before, overflow has consquences totally unrelated to float clearning, like hiding shadows.

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