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CSS | padding-left Property

  • Last Updated : 09 Aug, 2019

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:






    <!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:




    <!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
  • Internet Explorer 4.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Opera 3.5
  • Apple Safari 1.0



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