CSS Box Model is a CSS module that defines the rectangular boxes, including their padding and margin, that are generated for elements and laid out according to the visual formatting model.
Properties controlling the flow of content in a box
Properties controlling the size of a box
Properties controlling the margins of a box
Properties controlling the paddings of a box
Guides and tools
- Introduction to the CSS box model
- Explains one of the fundamental concept of CSS, the box model: describes the meaning of the margin, padding, as well as the different areas of a box.
- Mastering margin collapsing
- In several cases, two adjacent margins are collapsed into one. This article describes when this is happening and how to control it.
- Box-shadow generator
- An interactive tool that allows to visually create shadows and to generate the needed syntax for the
|CSS Basic Box Model||Working Draft|
|CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)||Recommendation|
|CSS Level 1||Recommendation||Initial definition|
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|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Basic support||1.0||1.0 (1.7 or earlier)||3.0||3.5||1.0 (85)|
|Feature||Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||1.0||1.0 (1)||6.0||6.0||1.0|