CSS max-width Property

CSS max-width property specifies the maximum width of the content area of an element.


The following table outline the usages and version history of this property.

Default value: 0
Applies to: All elements except table rows
Inherited: No
Version: CSS1
JavaScript Syntax: object.style.maxWidth = "200px"


Here is a syntax for the CSS max-width property

max-width: length | percentage | initial | inherit;

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
length Specifies the length value expressed in px, pt, cm, em, etc. to set maximum width
percentage Specifies the percentage value to set maximum width
initial Sets default value of this property
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element


The example below shows to sets maximum width property.

div.one {
  width: auto;
  max-width: 200px;
div.two {
  width: auto;
  max-width: 100px;

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Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3+
  • Internet Explorer 7+
  • Opera 4+
  • Safari 2+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.