How to add a BR dynamically in JavaScript.

When using JavaScript, we frequently find ourselves looking to manipulate the DOM after the page has rendered. When we want to create line breaks the <br /> element is typically used.

But how can we create this element dynamically in JavaScript? To add a BR in JavaScript the method createElement() is used. We can use it within our document and append the line break to the DOM like so:

const testElement = document.querySelector('div');
const lineBreak = document.createElement('br');

And there you have it, createElement() serves as a useful method to create any HTML element on the fly.

Gareth Dunne

Senior JavaScript Engineer and creator of JSdiaries. Passionate about the latest in web technologies and how it can provide value for my clients.