Left Align and Right Align Text on the Same Line

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Chris Coyier on (Updated on )

It can sometimes be useful to have some text be aligned to the left and some text be aligned to the right on the same line. For example, in a footer, where you might want to have copyright info on the left and webmaster info on the right. Here is how you might want your HTML:

<div id="textbox">
  <p class="alignleft">Text on the left.</p>
  <p class="alignright">Text on the right.</p>

If you were to then give your CSS classes alignleft and alignright values of text-align: left; and text-align: right; respectively, you would get close to your desired result, but your right-aligned text would be bumped down one line because of the new paragraph. Instead, just float your paragraphs:

.alignleft {
	float: left;
.alignright {
	float: right;

Then just remember to clear your float:

<div style="clear: both;"></div>


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