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Managing the portions of content that do not fit inside a box.


<!DOCTYPE html>
	<meta charset="utf-8">
		body {
			font-size: 25px;
			background: #dcb;
			color: #000;
			margin: 20px;
		p {
			background-color: #fff;
			margin: 0 20px 90px 0;
			width: 300px;
			height: 90px;
			float: left;
			line-height: 1.4;
		code {
			color: #c00;

		#p1 {
			overflow: visible;
		#p2 {
			overflow: hidden;
		#p3 {
			overflow: scroll;
		#p4 {
			overflow: auto;

		#htmldog a {
			display: block;
			text-align: center;
	<h1><a href="">CSS Property: <code>overflow</code></a></h1>
	<p id="p1"><code>overflow: visible</code>: Non-fitting content spills outside of the edges of the box for all to see. Default.</p>
	<p id="p2"><code>overflow: hidden</code>: Box is clipped, non-fitting content is unseen and the browser does not offer a way to see it.</p>
	<p id="p3"><code>overflow: scroll</code>: Box is clipped, non-fitting content is initially unseen and the browser offers up a scrolling mechanism (or equivalent) so that the it can be seen upon user interaction.</p>
	<p id="p4"><code>overflow: auto</code>: Browser dependent, but typically similar to <code>scroll</code>.</p>

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	<p id="htmldog"><a href=""><img src="" alt="HTML Dog"></a></p>


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