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CSS display Property


Use of some different display values:

p.ex1 {display: none;}
p.ex2 {display: inline;}
p.ex3 {display: block;}
p.ex4 {display: inline-block;}
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The display property specifies the display behavior of an element.

Note: Every element on a web page is a rectangular box. The CSS display property determines how that rectangular box behaves.

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

Browser Support

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

display 4.0 8.0 3.0 3.1 7.0

Note: The values "flex" and "inline-flex" requires the -webkit- prefix to work in Safari.

CSS Syntax

display: value;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
inline Default value. Displays an element as an inline element (like <span>). Any height and width properties will have no effect Play it »
block Displays an element as a block element (like <p>). It starts on a new line, and takes up the whole width Play it »
flex Displays an element as a block-level flex container Play it »
inline-block Displays an element as an inline-level block container. The element itself is formatted as an inline element, but you can apply height and width values Play it »
inline-flex Displays an element as an inline-level flex container Play it »
inline-table The element is displayed as an inline-level table Play it »
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 Play it »
table Let the element behave like a <table> element Play it »
table-caption Let the element behave like a <caption> element Play it »
table-column-group Let the element behave like a <colgroup> element Play it »
table-header-group Let the element behave like a <thead> element Play it »
table-footer-group Let the element behave like a <tfoot> element Play it »
table-row-group Let the element behave like a <tbody> element Play it »
table-cell Let the element behave like a <td> element Play it »
table-column Let the element behave like a <col> element Play it »
table-row Let the element behave like a <tr> element Play it »
none The element is completely removed 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