A Quick Refresher


Let’s quickly review the kinds of boxes we’ll be discussing, as well as some important terms that are needed to follow the explanations to come:

  1. Normal flow
  2. Nonreplaced element
  3. Replaced element
  4. Root element
  5. Block box
  6. Inline box
  7. Inline block box

There are several other types of boxes, such as table cell boxes, but they won’t be covered in this book for a variety of reasons not the least of which is that their complexity demands a book of its own, and very few authors will actually wrestle with them on a regular basis.

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