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Css: padding


Css
Shorthand padding property:


The padding property can have 1 to 4 values.

padding: 25px 50px 75px 100px;

top padding is 25px
right padding is 50px
bottom padding is 75px
left padding is 100px

 

The order of each value is important. Values are applied in the following order; top, right, bottom and left (clockwise, starting at the top).

 

padding: 25px 50px 75px;

top padding is 25px
right and left paddings are 50px
bottom padding is 75px

 

padding:25px 50px;

top and bottom paddings are 25px
right and left paddings are 50px

 

padding:25px;

all sides padding is 25px

 

 

Eg:

<html>
  <head>
      <style type="text/css">
      .dimension {
        width:300px;
        height:100px;
        padding: 10px; 
        
        background-color:grey;
      }
      </style>
  </head>
  <body>
      <div class="dimension">
           Box test
      </div>
  </body>
</html>

 

Outputs:

css-dimension1

 

 

Padding individual sides:

Eg:

padding-top:10px;
padding-bottom:10px;
padding-right:10px;
padding-left:20px;

 

 

 

See box model here.


Created on: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by Andrew Sin