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  • Last Updated : 02 Aug, 2022
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Padding is the space between its content and its border. The padding-left property in CSS is used to set the width of the padding area on the left of an element. 

Syntax:

padding-left: length|percentage|initial|inherit;

Property values;

  • length: This mode is used to specify the size of padding as a fixed value. The default value is 0. It must be non-negative. 

Syntax:

padding-left: length;

Example 1: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>
            padding-left Property
        </title>
        <style>
            .geek {
                padding-left: 90px;
                color: white;
                background: green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
     
    <body>
        <h1 style = "color: green; text-align:center">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1>
         
        <h2 style = "text-align:center">
            padding-left Property
        </h2>
         
        <!-- padding-left property used here -->
        <p class="geek">
            This paragraph has a padding-left: 90px;
        </p>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output:

 paddingleft

  • percentage: This mode is used to specify the left padding in percent of the width of the element. It must be non-negative. 

Syntax:

padding-left: percentage;

Example 2: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>
            padding-left Property
        </title>
        <style>
            .geek {
                padding-left: 25%;
                color: white;
                background: green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
     
    <body>
        <h1 style = "color: green; text-align:center">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1>
         
        <h2 style = "text-align:center">
            padding-left Property
        </h2>
         
        <!-- padding-left property used here -->
        <p class = "geek">
            This paragraph has a padding-left: 25%;
        </p>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output:

 paddingleft

  • initial: This property is used to set padding-left to its default value. 

Syntax:

padding-left: initial;

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by padding-left property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1.0 and above
  • Edge 12.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4.0 and above
  • Firefox 1.0 and above
  • Opera 3.5 and above
  • Apple Safari 1.0 and above

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