Understanding the Box Model

Lesson Details:
July 10, 2020

I: Introduction

The box model has been around as long as programming languages have been around. The box model is a way to define the shapes and sizes of content on a web page. For example, you can use the box model if you want to create a square or rectangular box on your web page. The box model also has other uses such as laying out forms and other elements on a web page.

II: Body

The first step for understanding the box model is to understand the four parts of the box model. The four parts are border, padding, content, and margin. The way these four parts work together forms the basic layout of the web page. First, border is placed around all four sides of the box. Next, padding is added between the border and the content. Finally, margin is added outside the padding to round off the corners of the box. The end result of this process is that content is placed inside code that defines the shape and size of the box.

The box model can be used for various purposes on a website. For example, the box model can be used to create a form for users to fill out. The user fills in their name, address, phone number, etc., and then hits submit. This part of the box model allows you to control what appears on each line of the form. For example, you may have several lines of text where each line has a different font size or font color.

III: Conclusion

The box model has been around for decades and will likely continue to be around for many years to come. Even though there are many variations of the box model, they all have certain things in common. For example, all box models have some sort of border around them. Another thing they have in common is that they all use padding and margin to determine how much space will be around the content on the page.


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