HTML Block and Inline Elements
Block elements are HTML elements that, by default, create a new block-level box in the web page’s layout. They start on a new line and typically extend the full width of their parent container. Block elements are used for structuring the content of a web page.
Inline elements, do not create distinct content blocks. They are used to style or enhance the content within block elements. Inline elements are placed within text and flow within the content without causing line breaks. They are commonly used for formatting text or adding hyperlinks, emphasizing text, and inserting images
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Some common block elements include:
- <div>: A generic container that is often used to group other elements and apply CSS styles.
- <p>: Represents a paragraph of text.
- <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6>: Headings of various levels.
- <ul> and <ol>: Lists (unordered and ordered).
- <li>: List items within ordered or unordered lists.
- <table>: Defines a table.
- <form>: Represents an HTML form. Block elements provide a clear structure to the content, making it easy for browsers to render the web page. They create distinct blocks that visually separate different sections of the page.
Some common inline elements include:
- <a>: Defines hyperlinks.
- <span>: A generic inline container that can be used for styling purposes.
- <strong> and <em>: Used to apply strong and emphasized text, respectively.
- <br>: Inserts a line break within text.
- <img>: Embeds images within text.
- <input>: Represents input fields within forms.
- <button>: Creates clickable buttons.
Inline elements are useful for adding small formatting touches and enhancing the visual appearance of text without breaking the flow of the surrounding content.
Block-level elements in HTML create distinct blocks or containers that typically start on a new line and take up the full width of their parent container. They are used to structure the layout and content of a web page.
Examples of block-level elements include <div>, <p>, <h1> to <h6>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>, <table>, and <div>.
Block-level elements, by default, start on a new line and extend the full width of their parent container, stacking vertically.
Inline elements in HTML are used to apply styling or functionality within the text or other content, and they do not create distinct blocks or sections.