HTML Block & Inline
We will learn about the HTML Block and Inline elements, as well as how to apply them using an example. Every HTML page that renders web content will be determined by the element type, which is either block or inline, which are the default display values. The examples will help us comprehend both of these notions.
In the preceding example, we used the
<div> tag, which always begins on a new line and takes up the whole available width. We've used the inline element anchor tag
<a> to establish a link to some text. The inline element does not begin a new line and merely catches the space around the element.
Block level elements
A block-level element always begins on a new line and reaches out to the left and right as far as it can, occupying the whole horizontal space of its parent element and having a height equal to the height of the content.
div element: The
<div> element serves as a container for other HTML components. It has no needed characteristics. The most widely used characteristics are style, class, and id.
Inline elements are the inverse of block-level elements. It does not begin on a new line and occupies only the necessary width, i.e., the space defined by the tags defining the HTML element, rather than disrupting the flow of the content.
span element: The
<span> tag is used as a text container. It has no needed characteristics. The most widely used characteristics are style, class, and id.
Block elements are generally used for larger structures, while inline elements are used for smaller, more specific content.
Yes, you can nest block elements inside other block elements. In fact, it is a common practice in HTML to create complex layouts using nested block elements. However, it's important to keep in mind that some block elements have default styling, such as margin and padding, that may affect the layout of the nested elements. You can modify this default styling using CSS to achieve the desired layout.
You can modify the appearance of block elements in HTML using CSS by targeting their specific selectors and applying styles such as width, height, padding, margin, border, background color, and text-align. You can also use CSS to modify the font size, font family, and text color of the content within the block element.