padding: ***;

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The padding property sets the paddings of an element.

div {
padding: 5px 10px 15px 20px;

Property Value Explanation
padding length, %, or auto the top, bottom, left, and right paddings
  • padding: 2px; : [all sides] paddings
  • padding: 2px 4px; : [top, bottom] [left, right] paddings
  • padding: 2px 4px 6px; : [top] [left, right] [bottom] paddings
  • padding: 2px 4px 6px 8px; : [top] [right] [bottom] [left] paddings

The margins and paddings


<title>TAG index</title>

<style type="text/css">

p {
width: 200px;
background-color: #85b9e9;

#example1 { padding: 30px; }
#example2 { padding: 10px 30px; }
#example3 { padding: 0 0 0 60px; }



<p id="example1">[the padding on all sides:30px]</p>
<p id="example2">[top,bottom:10px] [left,right:30px]</p>
<p id="example3">[top,right,bottom:0] [left:60px]</p>



[the padding on all sides:30px]

[top,bottom:10px] [left,right:30px]

[top,right,bottom:0] [left:60px]