CSS – why doesn’t percentage height work? [duplicate]

The height of a block element defaults to the height of the block’s content. So, given something like this: #inner will grow to be tall enough to contain the paragraph and #outer will grow to be tall enough to contain #inner. When you specify the height or width as a percentage, that’s a percentage with …

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How to make a div 100% height of the browser window

There are a couple of CSS 3 measurement units called: Viewport-Percentage (or Viewport-Relative) Lengths What are Viewport-Percentage Lengths? From the linked W3 Candidate Recommendation above: The viewport-percentage lengths are relative to the size of the initial containing block. When the height or width of the initial containing block is changed, they are scaled accordingly. These units are vh (viewport …

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How to make a div 100% height of the browser window

There are a couple of CSS 3 measurement units called: Viewport-Percentage (or Viewport-Relative) Lengths What are Viewport-Percentage Lengths? From the linked W3 Candidate Recommendation above: The viewport-percentage lengths are relative to the size of the initial containing block. When the height or width of the initial containing block is changed, they are scaled accordingly. These units are vh (viewport …

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Why doesn’t height: 100% work to expand divs to the screen height?

In order for a percentage value to work for height, the parent’s height must be determined. The only exception is the root element <html>, which can be a percentage height. . So, you’ve given all of your elements height, except for the <html>, so what you should do is add this: And your code should work fine. JsFiddle example.

Why doesn’t height: 100% work to expand divs to the screen height?

In order for a percentage value to work for height, the parent’s height must be determined. The only exception is the root element <html>, which can be a percentage height. . So, you’ve given all of your elements height, except for the <html>, so what you should do is add this: And your code should work fine. JsFiddle example.