CSS Div and CSS Span



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Div

Div (short for division) divides the content into individual sections. Each section can then have its own formatting, as specified by the CSS. Div is a block-level container, meaning that there is a line feed after the </div> tag.

For example, if we have the following CSS declaration:

.large {
  color: #00FF00;
  font-family:arial;
  font-size: 4pt;
}

The HTML code

<div class="large">
  This is a DIV sample.
</div>

gets displayed as

This is a DIV sample.

Span

Span is similar to div in that they both divide the content into individual sections. The difference is that span goes into a finer level, so we can span to format a single character if needed. There is no line feed after the </span> tag.

For example, if we have the following CSS declaration:

.largefont {
  color: #0066FF;
  font-family:arial;
  font-size: 6px;
}

The HTML code

Span is not at the <span class="largefont">block level</span>.

gets displayed as

Span is not at the block level.

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