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How to Draw a Rectangle in HTML

By Adam Roberts

HTML & CSS

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If, for whatever reason, you sometimes feel like creating a rectangle using html/css, the below code is the easiest way to do so. A given rectangle can also be decorated using tags like background-color.

Here’s the code:

<div style="width:500px;height:100px;border:1px solid #000;">This is a rectangle!</div>

And here’s the result:

This is a rectangle!

There you go: no fuss, no muss.

Adam is SitePoint's head of newsletters, who mainly writes Versioning, a daily newsletter covering everything new and interesting in the world of web development. He has a beard and will talk to you about beer and Star Wars, if you let him.

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