HTML <figure> Tag.


Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document :

  <img src="W3professors.png" alt="W3Professors Logo">
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Definition and Usage

The <figure> tag specifies self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, etc.

While the content of the <figure> element is related to the main flow, its position is independent of the main flow, and if removed it should not affect the flow of the document.

Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<figure> 6.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 11.1

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <figure> tag is new in HTML5.

Tips and Notes

Tip : The <figcaption> element is used to add a caption for the <figure> element.

Default CSS Settings

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


    display: block;
    margin-top: 1em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    margin-left: 40px;
    margin-right: 40px;