Box model demonstrations

Percentage PLUS Pixels
How to define a width as a percentage plus a fixed pixel amount.
Min-Width for IE6
A fix for the lack of min-width in Internet Explorer.
max-width for IE6 » 05/10/2009
A CSS only answer for max-width in IE6, no javascript or expressions.
Min-Height for IE6
A cross browser method of using min-height.
Snazzy Borders
Snazzy curved corners without images.
More Snazzy Borders » 22-07-2006
Another idea for snazzy borders.
Krazy Korners
More corners without images.
Chunky borders » 13-03-2007
Chunky borders and bubbles.
Side slants - revisited » 28-10-2006
Another look at side slants in modern browsers
CSS3 Background Images » 28-07-2010
How to make the background image 100% of the conatainer
Responsive 'background' images » 24-04-2013
For IE7 and IE8 to emulate background-size:cover
Jack in the Box
A flip top box.
CSS3 3D Jack-in-the-box » 11-03-2012
A 3D version of the Jack-in-the-Box demo
Curved Corners
An unusual way to do curved corners.
Three curved corners » 01-01-2007
A definition list used to produce three curved corners.
Four curved corners » 01-01-2007
A definition list used to produce four curved corners.
Border Writing
How to put text in your borders.
Border Colors
A look at the way different browsers do border colours.
Transparent borders for IE5.x and IE6 » 17-09-2007
How to style transparent borders for IE5.x and IE6.
Transparent border error in IE7 » 17-09-2007
IE7 styling error for transparent borders.
Left Scrollbars
How to place the scroll bar on the left.
IE6 3px Float Fix
Another way to fix the 3 pixel float error in Internet Explorer.

Information

These examples explore what is possible using the box model.

From simple rounded corners to complex borders and even a css only fix for the lack of support for min-width in Internet Explorer.

Please note that in most cases you will need to use a standards compliant doctype to ensure that IE6 correctly renders the box model.
Unfortunately IE5.x will need hacks to compensate for it's incorrect interpretation of the box model.

For a list of standards compliant doctypes see the w3.org website's recommended DTDs to use in your web document.



Copyright

Most of my demonstrations can be used without asking for permission. However, some will require email approval first. Just check each page for the copyright requirements before use.

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Latest Demonstrations

Box Model
Responsive 'background' images » 24-04-2013For IE7 and IE8 to emulate background-size:cover
CSS3 3D Jack-in-the-box » 11-03-2012A 3D version of the Jack-in-the-Box demo
CSS3 Background Images » 28-07-2010How to make the background image 100% of the conatainer
max-width for IE6 » 05/10/2009A CSS only answer for max-width in IE6, no javascript or expressions.
Transparent border error in IE7 - 17-09-2007IE7 styling error for transparent borders.
Transparent borders for IE5.x and IE6 - 17-09-2007How to style transparent borders for IE5.x and IE6.
Chunky borders - 13-03-2007Chunky borders and bubbles.

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