What is A  Non-Breaking Space (NBSP) and How is it Used?

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The advent of word processing brought with it a tremendous change to the world of computing. Now, the computer had a purpose in the office, home, and classroom, as well.

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With word processing came digital typesetting or the arrangement of text on a computer or device’s screen in the form of characters, letters, and symbols. One such digital typesetting tool is the non-breaking space, or NBSP.

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“ ” is used to establish a fixed white space between text or other elements on a web page. It forbids the web browser from splitting the elements between two separate lines.

Non-Breaking Space is used for?

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A non-breaking space can be used between any set of elements, whether it be text, photos, videos, or tables.

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Where is a non-breaking space used?

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Non-breaking spaces are in your document to prevent that set of elements from being broken up or condensed when being read and processed by a web browser.

Why are there non-breaking spaces in my document?

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A space and a non-breaking space might look the same on the surface, but the difference is this: a space can be broken up or condensed by a web browser, while a non-breaking space cannot.

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What is the difference between space and non-breaking space?

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