CSS padding Property

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.example1 {
  border: 1px solid red; 
  padding: 5px;

.example2 {
  border: 1px solid red; 
  padding: 50px;

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The padding padding property sets the space between an element’s border and its content.

Note: Padding creates extra space within an element. In contrast, margin creates extra space around an element.

It is possible to specify all the padding properties in one property.

The padding property is a shorthand property for the following individual padding properties:

If the padding property has four values:

padding: 10px 20px 30px 40px;

If the padding property has three values:

padding: 1px 2px 3px;

If the padding property has two values:

padding: 1px 2px;

If the padding property has one value:

padding: 1px;

Default value:0
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

padding: length|%|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
length Default value is 0. Specifies the padding in px, pt, cm, etc.
%(percentage) Specifies the padding in percent of the width of the containing element.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  padding: 0;

More Example


div {
  padding: 10px 20px 30px 40px;
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