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HTML Div Tag

The HTML <div> tag is used to group the large section of HTML elements together.

We know that every tag has a specific purpose e.g. p tag is used to specify paragraph, <h1> to <h6> tag are used to specify headings but the <div> tag is just like a container unit which is used to encapsulate other page elements and divides the HTML documents into sections.

The div tag is generally used by web developers to group HTML elements together and apply CSS styles to many elements at once. For example: If you wrap a set of paragraph elements into a div element so you can take the advantage of CSS styles and apply font style to all paragraphs at once instead of coding the same style for each paragraph element.

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Difference between HTML div tag and span tag

div tag span tag
HTML div is a block element. HTML span is an inline element
HTML div element is used to wrap large sections of elements. HTML span element is used to wrap small portion of texts, image etc.

HTML div example: Login Form

In this example, we are creating box using div tag. There is a login form inside the box. Let’s see the CSS and HTML code.

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HTML Code:

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