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HTML Division Tag Tutorial

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The div tag (division) is a block level generic container element. The division tag doesn't do anything all by itself, but when you add CSS styles to it the division becomes a webmaster's best friend.

Being a "block level" element, most browsers will place a line break before and after the division.

By using CSS you can use a division to style whole blocks of content. Here's an example:

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I tossed a bunch of CSS into that division just to give you a small idea of what you can do with the division tag. Here's the code I used:
style="margin: 17px 32px 17px 32px; 
border: 1px solid #9b977b; 
background-color: #cfcdc0; 
padding: 8px 8px 17px 8px; 
font-size: 16px; 
text-align: justify;">
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There are probably hundreds of ways to use a division tag. Experiment with it and see what you discover.

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This concludes the HTML Division Tag Tutorial.
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