HTML <div> Tag.

Example

A section in a document that will be displayed in blue :

  <div style="color:#0000FF">
  <h3>This is a heading</h3>
  <p>This is a paragraph.</p>
</div> 
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Definition and Usage

The <div> tag defines a division or a section in an HTML document.

The <div> tag is used to group block-elements to format them with CSS.


Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<div> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The align attribute not supported in HTML5.


Tips and Notes

Tip : The <div> element is very often used together with CSS, to layout a web page.

Note : By default, browsers always place a line break before and after the <div> element. However, this can be changed with CSS.


Attributes

Attribute Value Description
align left
right
center
justify
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the alignment of the content inside a
element

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <div> element with the following default values :

Example

div
{
    display: block;
} 
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