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Raf Pamintuan
Raf Pamintuan
830 Points

Width vs Max-width

What is the difference between the two?

2 Answers

Naomi Freeman
Naomi Freeman
Treehouse Guest Teacher

This has to do with mobile.

So width you're saying "always be 40% of the window"

But max-width is saying "you can be a maximum of 100% of the window ever (if it's a tiny device)" or "you can be a max of 1300px" for a big imac, if you know that it's going to break and look bad.

The max-width property is used to set the maximum width of a given element. It prevents the used value of the width property from becoming larger than the value specified for max-width.

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

see this forum post for a detailed explanation of the difference between width and max-width