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CSS Padding

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The CSS padding properties define the space between the element border and the element content.


Examples

All the padding properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the padding properties in one declaration, can have from one to four values.

Set the top padding using a cm value
This example demonstrates how to set the top padding of a table cell using a cm value.

Set the top padding using a percent value
This example demonstrates how to set the top padding of a table cell using a percent value.

Set the bottom padding using a cm value
This example demonstrates how to set the bottom padding of a table cell using a cm value.

Set the bottom padding using a percent value
This example demonstrates how to set the bottom padding of a table cell using a percent value.

Set the left padding using a cm value
This example demonstrates how to set the left padding of a table cell using a cm value.

Set the left padding using a percent value
This example demonstrates how to set the left padding of a table cell using a percent value.

Set the right padding using a cm value
This example demonstrates how to set the right padding of a table cell using a cm value.

Set the right padding using a percent value
This example demonstrates how to set the right padding of a table cell using a percent value.


CSS Padding Properties

The CSS padding properties define the space between the element border and the element content. Negative values are not allowed. The top, right, bottom, and left padding can be changed independently using separate properties. A shorthand padding property is also created to control multiple sides at once.

Browser support: IE: Internet Explorer, F: Firefox, N: Netscape.

W3C: The number in the "W3C" column indicates in which CSS recommendation the property is defined (CSS1 or CSS2).

Property Description Values IE F N W3C
padding A shorthand property for setting all of  the padding properties in one declaration padding-top
padding-right
padding-bottom
padding-left
4 1 4 1

padding-bottom

Sets the bottom padding of an element length
%
4 1 4 1

padding-left

Sets the left padding of an element length
%
4 1 4 1

padding-right

Sets the right padding of an element length
%
4 1 4 1
padding-top Sets the top padding of an element length
%
4 1 4 1



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