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Jun 10

CSS Box Model

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Using an annotated diagram to illustrate your answer, describe the CSS box model.

All HTML elements can be considered as boxes.
In CSS, the term “box model” is used when talking about design and layout.
The CSS box model is essentially a box that wraps around HTML elements, and it consists of: margins, borders, padding, and the actual content.

The box model allows us to place a border around elements and space elements in relation to other elements.

  • Margin - Clears an area around the border. The margin does not have a background colour, and it is completely transparent
  • Border - A border that lies around the padding and content. The border is affected by the background colour of the box
  • Padding - Clears an area around the content. The padding is affected by the background colour of the box
  • Content - The content of the box, where text and images appear

Posted by: martin Last updated on:2010-08-04 20:36:40
Tag:- layout