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jQuery | Create a div element
  • Last Updated : 28 Mar, 2019

Creating a <div> element using jQuery can be done in following steps:

Steps:

  • Create a new <div> element.
  • Choose a parent element, where to put this newly created element.
  • Put the created div element into parent element.

Example 1: This example creates a <div> element and uses append() method to append the element at the end of parent element.




<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
  
<head
    <title
        Create div element using jQuery
    </title>
      
    <script src=
    </script>
      
    <style>
        #parent {
            height: 100px;
            width: 300px;
            background: green;
            margin: 0 auto;
        }
        #newElement {
            height: 40px;
            width: 100px;
            margin: 0 auto;
            color: white
        }
    </style>
</head
          
<body style = "text-align:center;">  
      
    <h1 style = "color:green;" >  
        GeeksForGeeks  
    </h1>  
      
    <div id= "parent"></div>
          
    <br><br>
      
    <button onclick="insert()"
        insert
    </button
      
    <!-- Script to insert div element -->
    <script
        function insert() {
            $("#parent").append('<div id = "newElement">A '
                + 'Computer Science portal for geeks</div>');
        }
    </script
</body>  
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button:

Example 2: This example creates a <div> element and uses prependTo() method to append the element at the start of parent element.




<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
  
<head
    <title
        Create div element using jQuery
    </title>
      
    <script src=
    </script>
      
    <style>
        #parent {
            height: 100px;
            width: 300px;
            background: green;
            margin: 0 auto;
        }
        #newElement {
            height: 40px;
            width: 100px;
            margin: 0 auto;
            color: white
        }
    </style>
</head
          
<body style = "text-align:center;">  
      
    <h1 style = "color:green;" >  
        GeeksForGeeks  
    </h1>  
      
    <div id= "parent"></div>
      
    <br><br>
      
    <button onclick="insert()"
        insert
    </button
              
    <script
        function insert() {
         $('<div id = "newElement">A Computer Science portal'
            + ' for geeks</div>').prependTo($('#parent'));         
        
    </script
</body>  
  
</html>

Output:

  • Before clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button:

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