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HTML <figure> Tag


Example

Use a <figure> element to mark up a photo in a document, and a <figcaption> element to define a caption for the photo:

<figure>
  <img src="pic_trulli.jpg" alt="Trulli" style ="width:100%">
  <figcaption > Fig.1 - Trulli, Puglia, Italy. </figcaption>
</figure>

Definition and Usage

The <figure> tag specifies self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, etc.

While the content of the <figure> element is related to the main flow, its position is independent of the main flow, and if removed it should not affect the flow of the document.

Tip: The <figcaption> element is used to add a caption for the <figure> element.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element
<figure> 8.0 9.0 4.0 5.1 11.0

Global Attributes

The <figure> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <figure> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style <figure> and <figcaption>:

<html>
<head >
<style>
figure {
  border: 1px #cccccc solid;
  padding : 4px;
  margin: auto;
}

figcaption {
  background-color: black;
  color: white;
  font-style: italic ;
  padding: 2px;
  text-align: center;
}
</style>
</head>
<body >

<figure>
  <img src="pic_trulli.jpg" alt="Trulli" style="width:100%">
  <figcaption>Fig.1 - Trulli, Puglia, Italy </figcaption>
</figure >

</body>
</html >

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Figure Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <figure> element with the following default values:

Example

figure {
  display: block;
  margin-top: 1em;
  margin-bottom: 1em;
  margin-left: 40px;
  margin-right : 40px;
}