Min max width.and what it's for

So i usually just used width and height , i never used min- or max- (i didnt know what they were for ).and im following a course that i bought not so long ago and the guy uses
min max width. In this case he just used max with of 700 and width:80%; on the body
which confused me bcs i didnt understand what happened .the page didnt change .can someone please explain what it’s suposed to do bcs so far im not getting it :stuck_out_tongue:
border:20px solid #bdc3c7;
margin:20px auto;
font-family: ‘Source Sans Pro’, sans-serif;

and this is the html he used it on

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some webpages do have a max-width of 1000px-1200px, so that if you put it on a large screen (or even tv screen, which can be more then 2000px wide) the page doesn’t stretch itself to wide

so the page can stretch, till a certain point. quit usefl.

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oh so its a way to prevent the page from getting messed up on bigger screens

as i show in this example, see how it centered? this is the css code i used:

div {
  height: 600px;
  width: 100%;
  max-width: 1200px;
  background: aqua;
  margin: 0 auto;

without the max width, the element would be the width of the entire page. (if this where an actual webpage design, this might have made some element disproportionally big, ruining the design of your page)

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thank you very much :smiley: