CSS Height and Width CSS
- CSS Introduction
- CSS Selectors
- How To Add CSS
- CSS Colors
- CSS Backgrounds
- CSS Borders
- CSS Margins
- CSS Padding
- CSS Height and Width
- CSS Outline
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- CSS Layout - The display Property
- CSS Layout - CSS position
- CSS Layout - display: inline-block
- CSS Layout - Horizontal & Vertical Align
- CSS Combinators
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- CSS Dropdowns
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- CSS Attribute Selectors
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- CSS Media Queries
CSS Setting height and width
width properties are used to set the height and width of an element.
The height and width properties do not include padding, borders, or margins. It sets the height/width of the area inside the padding, border, and margin of the element.
CSS height/width Values
width properties may have the following values:
auto- This is the default. The browser calculates the height and width
length- Defines the height/width in px, cm etc.
%- Defines the height/width in percent of the containing block
initial- Sets the height/width to its default value
inherit- The height/width will be inherited from its parent value
Note: Remember that the
width properties do not include padding, borders, or margins! They set the height/width of the area inside the padding, border, and margin of the element!
max-width property is used to set the maximum width of an element.
max-width can be specified in length values, like px, cm, etc., or in percent (%) of the containing block, or set to none (this is the default. This means that there is no maximum width).
The problem with the
<div> above occurs when the browser window is smaller than the width of the element (500px). The browser then adds a horizontal scrollbar to the page.
max-width instead, in this situation, it will improve the browser's handling of small windows.
Note: The value of the
max-width property overrides