FAQ: CSS Display and Positioning - Clear


This community-built FAQ covers the “Clear” exercise from the lesson “CSS Display and Positioning”.

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In this example, why did the .question divs “bump” into the .answer divs in the first place? If div is a block-level element by default, and we didn’t specify any display properties for div or .question (we only specified display: inline-block for .answer divs, of which .question is the parent element), then wouldn’t each new .question div start on a new line by default?

html would be .question container element, so wouldn’t .question always span the entire width of html?