Conditional Rendering with v-if and the Virtual DOM

Provide an example of how to conditionally render elements with v-if in Vue.js and discuss the impact on the VDOM.
<div id='conditional-rendering-example'>
  <h1 v-if='showTitle'>Hello, Vue!</h1>
  <p v-else>No title to display</p>
This is the HTML template with Vue directives. If 'showTitle' is truthy, a heading element displaying 'Hello, Vue!' is rendered. Otherwise, a paragraph with the text 'No title to display' is shown.
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  new Vue({
    el: '#conditional-rendering-example',
    data: {
      showTitle: true
This JavaScript code initializes a Vue instance, binding it to the div with id 'conditional-rendering-example'. It sets up a reactive data property 'showTitle' that controls the conditional rendering.
body {
  font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
This is a simple CSS rule to set the font style for the body of the document.