CSS visibility Property

Make <h2> elements invisible:

h2 {
visibility: hidden;

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Definition and Usage

The visibility property specifies whether or not an element is visible.

Tip: Even invisible elements take up space on the page. Use the display property to create invisible elements that do not take up space!

Default value: visible
Inherited: yes
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.visibility=”hidden”Try it

CSS Syntax

visibility: visible|hidden|collapse|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
visible Default value. The element is visible
hidden The element is invisible (but still takes up space)
collapse Only for table elements. collapse removes a row or column, but it does not affect the table layout. The space taken up by the row or column will be available for other content.If collapse is used on other elements, it renders as “hidden”
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit


This example demonstrates how to make a table element collapse:

tr.collapse {
visibility: collapse;

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