CSS Overflow Guides
CSS Overflow will determine whether content clips or scrolls, etc. It's important to get right when you're not sure the size of the content you're dealing with.
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The CSS overflow property specifies what to do in the case a content is too large to fit in the container box. It specifies if a scrollbar should appear, or if a content gets clipped.
Alright then, now it's time to know more about what is overscroll, how overflow can help and why do you even need something like touch actions!
When trying to skew the justified elements, they are forced to overflow because i.e. the visual rendering of the translated element does not affect the normal document flow.
Using box-sizing is the best way of tackling the issue of an overflow caused by padding.
The box-sizing property will allow us to define how the width and height of an element are calculated. The default value of the box-sizing property is
content-box, but when we set it to
border-boxthis will make the element’s padding and border to also be included in its width and height.
Meaning if we set the element as a width/height of
10pxand add padding or a border of
2px, the element’s actual width/height will still be
10pxexcept the padding + border is greater than
You can use the
overflowCSS properties to deal with long strings that break your UI.
If your sticky sidebar, header, or footer CTAs stopped working, there's a good chance that your theme added the CSS overflow property to a parent element (usually a div).
If you have written CSS for a while, you'd probably encountered overflow property. It governs the display of overflow content in a container.
The overflow elements - Depending on the size of our page and the size of the elements in our list, we can have a variable number of items that "overflow" at the end of the list. How do we tackle this? Do we want them to be right justified? Do we want to hardcode some styles for each situation: if 1 item, width 100%, if 2 items width 50%, etc etc?
In this short guide, we'll go over the CSS overflow property and I'll show you how to prevent a scroll bar from appearing anywhere around your container element even when content flows beyond it.
Happy CSS Overflow coding!