How to Make Text Invisible in HTML Code

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Several HTML tags come with a property called "visibility." One element that has this style is the div tag. The div tag is a container that holds text and images in a certain location on a web page. You can use this tag to hide text on a web page. Surround your blocks of text with a div tag and it is hidden from users. This is useful when you want to make a menu or dynamic page that does not show information until a user clicks a button or link.

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Step 1

Open your web page in a text editor. This can be something simple like Notepad or more advanced HTML editors such as Notepad++ or Visual Studio.

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Step 2

Place a div tag in the section of the page where you want to place the text. The code below places a div tag with the visibility property set to hidden:

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Step 3

Enter some text within the div tag. For testing purposes, enter "My Hidden Text" within the tag. Your code should look like the below:

My Hidden Text

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Step 4

Save the file and open it with your web browser. No text is shown in the web browser even though it can be seen in the rendered code.

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