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CSS Padding

CSS Padding - Control the Space Around Elements

From controlling margins to padding, CSS gives us tools to create organized and visually appealing web pages. Now, let's dive into the world of CSS padding and explore its power!

What is CSS Padding?

Padding is the space between an element's border and its content. It adds a layer of space around the content, providing visual separation and enhancing readability.


The syntax for padding is padding: top right bottom left;. Values can be specified in px, em, or %.


You can specify a single value, two values (horizontal and vertical), or four values (top, right, bottom, left).


Padding can vary based on the element's position and direction (e.g., padding-top, padding-inline-start).

Box Model Demonstration

The box model helps visualize the impact of padding. It consists of content, padding, border, and margin areas.

Applying CSS Padding

Use padding property to add padding to an element (e.g., padding: 10px;).

Shorthand Syntax

The shorthand syntax allows you to set all four padding values at once (e.g., padding: 10px 20px 30px 40px;).

Padding for Specific Sides

You can target specific sides using individual padding properties (e.g., padding-top: 20px;).

Use Cases for Padding

Padding is useful for:

  • Creating space around text or images
  • Indenting paragraphs
  • Separating sections within a page

Ensuring Content Responsiveness

Use relative units like em or % for padding to ensure content responsiveness across different devices.

Limitations of Padding

Padding does not affect the element's width or height.

When to Use CSS Padding

Use padding when you want to:

  • Add space around content
  • Improve readability
  • Enhance the visual appeal of your web page

Next Topic: CSS Display Property

Next, we'll explore the CSS Display property, which allows you to control how elements are displayed on a page. Follow us to learn how to manipulate the appearance and layout of your web page with ease!