CSS height Property


Set the height and width of a paragraph:

p.ex {
    height: 100px;
    width: 100px;

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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The height property sets the height of an element.

Note: The height property does not include padding, borders, or margins; it sets the height of the area inside the padding, border, and margin of the element!

Note: The min-height and max-height properties override height.

Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.height="500px" Try it

Browser Support

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

height 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 7.0

CSS Syntax

height: auto|length|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
auto The browser calculates the height. This is default Play it »
length Defines the height in px, cm, etc.  Play it »
% Defines the height in percent of the containing block
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


Set the height of an element using a percent value:

img {
    height: 50%;

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Dimension

CSS tutorial: CSS Box model

CSS reference: width property

HTML DOM reference: height property




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