The <div> Tag in HTML 5

The div element is a generic container for flow content. It can be used to style the presentation of a block of HTML code. If the block of code is a section that should be included in the document outline, one of the sectioning tags should be used instead:

There is also a generic container for phrasing content, the span element, which can be used to style inline HTML code.

The following demo makes use of a <div> tag to center an unordered list in its entirety so that the bullets will be in a nice straight vertical line and to style it with a blue outset border.

  • Tina Fey
  • Jane Lynch
  • Kyra Sedgwick
  • Andie MacDowell
  • Laura San Giacomo
  • Clare MacIntyre-Ross
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley

This is an actual working example of the <div> tag example code below.