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CSS display Property


Display <p> elements as inline elements:

p.inline {
    display: inline;
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The display property specifies the type of box used for an HTML element.

Default value: inline
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.display="none" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

display 4.0 12.0 8.0
Partial from 5.5
3.0 3.1 7.0

Note: The values "inline-table", "table", "table-caption", "table-cell", "table-column", "table-column-group", "table-row", and "table-row-group" are not supported in IE7 and earlier. IE8 requires a !DOCTYPE. IE9 supports the values.

Note: The values "flex" and "inline-flex" requires a prefix to work in Safari. For "flex" use "display: -webkit-flex", for "inline-flex" use "display: -webkit-inline-flex;".

CSS Syntax

display: value;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
inline Default value. Displays an element as an inline element (like <span>) Play it »
block Displays an element as a block element (like <p>) Play it »
flex Displays an element as an block-level flex container. New in CSS3
inline-block Displays an element as an inline-level block container. The inside of this block is formatted as block-level box, and the element itself is formatted as an inline-level box
inline-flex Displays an element as an inline-level flex container. New in CSS3
inline-table The element is displayed as an inline-level table  
list-item Let the element behave like a <li> element Play it »
run-in Displays an element as either block or inline, depending on context  
table Let the element behave like a <table> element
table-caption Let the element behave like a <caption> element
table-column-group Let the element behave like a <colgroup> element
table-header-group Let the element behave like a <thead> element
table-footer-group Let the element behave like a <tfoot> element
table-row-group Let the element behave like a <tbody> element
table-cell Let the element behave like a <td> element
table-column Let the element behave like a <col> element
table-row Let the element behave like a <tr> element
none The element will not be displayed at all (has no effect on layout) Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit


More Examples


A demonstration of how to use the inherit property value:

body {
    display: inline;

p {
    display: inherit;
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Set the direction of some flexible items inside a <div> element in reverse order:

div {
    display: -webkit-flex; /* Safari */
    -webkit-flex-direction: row-reverse; /* Safari 6.1+ */
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: row-reverse;
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Display and visibility

HTML DOM reference: display property