WEB TUTORIALS
PRACTICE EXAMPLES
HTML REFERENCES
CSS REFERENCES
PHP REFERENCES
Advertisements

How to Make a DIV Not Larger than its Contents using CSS

Topic: HTML / CSSPrev|Next

Answer: Use the CSS display Property

You can simply use the CSS display property with the value inline-block to make a <div> not larger than its contents (i.e. only expand to as wide as its contents).

The display: inline-block; force an element to generate a block box that's laid out as if it were an inline box. Let's try out the following example to see how this works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Expand DIV as Wide as its Contents using CSS</title>
<style>
    .wrapper{
        display: inline-block;
        border: 25px solid black;
        margin: 20px;
    }
    img{
        border: 20px solid white;
    }
</style>
</head>
<body>
    <div class="wrapper">
        <img src="images/sky.jpg" width="300" alt="Cloudy Sky">
    </div>
</body>
</html>

Related FAQ

Here are some more FAQ related to this topic:

Advertisements
Bootstrap UI Design Templates

Your Feedback:

We would love to hear from you, please drop us a line.