Display

Utilities for controlling the display box type of an element.

Class reference

Class Properties
.block display: block;
.inline-block display: inline-block;
.inline display: inline;
.flex display: flex;
.inline-flex display: inline-flex;
.table display: table;
.table-row display: table-row;
.table-cell display: table-cell;
.hidden display: none;

Block

Use .block to create a block-level element.

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<div class="bg-gray-200 p-4">
  <span class="block text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2">1</span>
  <span class="block text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 mt-2">2</span>
  <span class="block text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 mt-2">3</span>
</div>

Inline Block

Use .inline-block to create an inline block-level element.

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<div class="bg-gray-200">
  <div class="inline-block text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="inline-block text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="inline-block text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Inline

Use .inline to create an inline element.

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<div class="bg-gray-200">
  <div class="inline text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2">1</div>
  <div class="inline text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2">2</div>
  <div class="inline text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2">3</div>
</div>

Flex

Use .flex to create a block-level flex container.

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<div class="flex bg-gray-200">
  <div class="flex-1 text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Inline flex

Use .inline-flex to create an inline flex container.

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<div class="inline-flex bg-gray-200">
  <div class="flex-1 text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="flex-1 text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Table

Use the .table, .table-row, and .table-cell to create elements that behave like a <table>, <tr>, or <td> element, respectively.

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<div class="table w-full">
  <div class="table-row">
    <div class="table-cell bg-gray-400 text-gray-700 px-4 py-2 text-sm">A cell with more content</div>
    <div class="table-cell bg-gray-200 text-gray-700 px-4 py-2 text-sm">Cell 2</div>
    <div class="table-cell bg-gray-400 text-gray-700 px-4 py-2 text-sm">Cell 3</div>
  </div>
  <div class="table-row">
    <div class="table-cell bg-gray-200 text-gray-700 px-4 py-2 text-sm">Cell 4</div>
    <div class="table-cell bg-gray-400 text-gray-700 px-4 py-2 text-sm">A cell with more content</div>
    <div class="table-cell bg-gray-200 text-gray-700 px-4 py-2 text-sm">Cell 6</div>
  </div>
</div>

Hidden

Use .hidden to set an element to display: none and remove it from the DOM.

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<div class="flex bg-gray-200">
  <div class="hidden text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">1</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">2</div>
  <div class="text-gray-700 text-center bg-gray-400 px-4 py-2 m-2">3</div>
</div>

Responsive

To control the display property of an element at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing display utility class. For example, use md:inline-flex to apply the inline-flex utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

For more information about Tailwind's responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.

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Customizing

Responsive and pseudo-class variants

By default, only responsive variants are generated for display utilities.

You can control which variants are generated for the display utilities by modifying the display property in the variants section of your tailwind.config.js file.

For example, this config will also generate hover and focus variants:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
variants: {
    // ...
-   display: ['responsive'],
+   display: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus'],
}
}

Disabling

If you don't plan to use the display utilities in your project, you can disable them entirely by setting the display property to false in the corePlugins section of your config file:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
corePlugins: {
    // ...
+   display: false,
}
}