I was wondering how to resize a div containing some text by setting a width and height so it would stretch to fill that area like an <img> tag? E.g. when you set the width and height attribute of an image, it resizes the image to fill that area. I do not wish to send a request to a php script to build an image containing the text since it will be slow and affect the scalability of the web app. Oh, and I would preferably not like to use html5 because it is a requisite that I need compatibility with ie7+ (and firefox/chrome).