Frontend Engineering, Volume II

CSS: Chapter 2 Companion—CSS Boxes

© 2013, Martin Rinehart

Select an example from the menu above.

Basic Box

Diagram of CSS Box Model

With Margins

Diagram of CSS Box Model


The original W3C Recommendation:

The history of CSS, according to its creators, Lie and Box:

History and rationale:

The Box Model

A very popular CSS blog:

A well-informed critic of the W3C model:

Another opinion from another widely-read blogger:

The IE "bug"—historical perspective:

Giving the Box a Position

A good introduction:

If you love details:

Property Values

The present and future, from the master:

Width auto v. 100%:

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