Type of Boxes Generated in CSS

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One or more boxes are generated for every element in a document tree after processing it under visual formatting model. A generated box has certain CSS properties associated with it and is accordingly rendered in HTML.

Following boxes are generated in CSS −

  • Block-level Elements and Block Boxes
    • Anonymous block boxes
  • Inline-level Elements and Inline Boxes
    • Anonymous inline boxes

Example

Let’s see an example of Block-level Elements and Block Boxes −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS Block-level Elements and Block Boxes</title>
<style>
form {
   width:70%;
   margin: 0 auto;
   text-align: center;
}
* {
   padding: 2px;
   box-sizing: border-box;
   /*margin:5px;*/
}
input[type="button"] {
   border-radius: 10px;
}
.child{
   height: 40px;
   width: 100%;
   color: white;
   border: 4px solid black;
}
.child:nth-of-type(1){
   background-color: #FF8A00;
}
.child:nth-of-type(2){
   background-color: #F44336;
}
.child:nth-of-type(3){
   background-color: #C303C3;
}
.child:nth-of-type(4){
   background-color: #4CAF50;
}
.child:nth-of-type(5){
   background-color: #03A9F4;
}
.child:nth-of-type(6){
   background-color: #FEDC11;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<legend>CSS Block-level Elements and Block Boxes</legend>
<div id="container">Color Orange
<div class="child"></div>Color Red
<div class="child"></div>Color Violet
<div class="child"></div>
</div><br>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

Example

Let’s see an example for Inline-level Elements and Inline Boxes −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>CSS Inline-level Elements and Inline Boxes</title>
<style>
form {
   width:70%;
   margin: 0 auto;
   text-align: center;
}
* {
   padding: 2px;
}
input[type="button"] {
   border-radius: 10px;
}
.child{
   color: white;
   border: 4px solid black;
}
.child:nth-of-type(1){
   background-color: #FF8A00;
}
.child:nth-of-type(2){
   background-color: #F44336;
}
.child:nth-of-type(3){
   background-color: #C303C3;
}
.child:nth-of-type(4){
   background-color: #4CAF50;
}
.child:nth-of-type(5){
   background-color: #03A9F4;
}
.child:nth-of-type(6){
   background-color: #FEDC11;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<legend>CSS Inline-level Elements and Inline Boxes</legend>
<div><span class="child">Orange</span> Color<span class="child">Red</span> Color<span class="child">Violet</span> Color</div><br>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

raja
Updated on 07-Jan-2020 11:15:20

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