HTML <div> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <div> tag assigns a unique style to the division element. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the div element.

Example

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A style attribute on a <div> element.

Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, was a French Post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia. The paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region.

<div style="background-color:aliceblue;padding:25px;">
  <h4>Paul Gauguin</h4>
  <p>
    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, was a French Post-Impressionist artist. 
    Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for 
    his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were 
    distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he 
    spent ten years in French Polynesia. The paintings from this 
    time depict people or landscapes from that region.</p>
</div>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <div> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <div> element only.


Syntax

<div style="CSS-styles" >

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <div> element.
Clicking the button toggles the background color.

Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, was a French Post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia. The paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region.


<div id="mydiv" style="background-color:aliceblue;padding:25px;">
  <h4>Paul Gauguin</h4>
  <p>
    Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, was a French Post-Impressionist artist. 
    Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for 
    his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were 
    distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he 
    spent ten years in French Polynesia. The paintings from this 
    time depict people or landscapes from that region.</p>
</div>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("mydiv");

    if (element.style.backgroundColor === "aliceblue") {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "moccasin";
    } else {
       element.style.backgroundColor = "aliceblue";
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background color to the <div> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which changes the element background color.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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