CSS - width


The width sets the width of an element's content area.

Possible Values:

  • length: Any length unit. Negative length values are not permitted for this property.
  • percentage: The width is calculated with respect to the width of the element's containing block, assuming that the containing block's width has been explicitly set.
  • auto: Default. The browser calculates the actual width

Applies to:

All the HTML elements except non-replaced inline elements, table rows, and row groups.

DOM Syntax:



Here is the example:

<p style="width:400px; height:100px;border:1px solid red;
             padding:5px; margin:10px;">
This paragraph is 400pixels wide and 100 pixels high

This will produce following result:

This paragraph is 400pixels wide and 100 pixels high

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