HTML <div> Tag


A section in a document that will be displayed in blue:

<div style="color:#0000FF">
  <h3>This is a heading</h3>
  <p>This is a paragraph.</p>

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Definition and Usage

The <div> tag defines a division or a section in an HTML document.

The <div> tag is used to group block-elements to format them with CSS.

Browser Support

<div> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip: The <div> element is very often used together with CSS, to layout a web page.

Note: By default, browsers always place a line break before and after the <div> element. However, this can be changed with CSS.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The align attribute not supported in HTML5.


Attribute Value Description
align left
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the alignment of the content inside a <div> element

Global Attributes

The <div> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <div> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Layout

HTML DOM reference: Div Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <div> element with the following default values:


div {
    display: block;

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