CSS(Cascading Style Sheet) is a very useful language used for the purpose of web development and web designing. It is mainly used to create the layouts and design of websites. But as a CSS learner, I think most people get confused about what is the difference between CSS Margin and CSS Padding. In this article, I am going to discuss CSS Margin vs CSS Padding in detail. So, stay tuned to the end of this article for more information.
So, what is the difference between CSS Margin vs CSS Padding? if you define a div then the space between the browser area and the space between the div area is specifically known as CSS margins, the margins can be defined from left, right, top and bottom positions. While on the other hand the space between paragraph and between div element is known as the padding area. I hope you have understood the concept of CSS margin and Padding but if you are in confusion then read this entire article, in the below section I have discussed this thing in detail via images.
Here the portion which is marked by red color called margin and the other portions which are covered by the blue portion known as padding.
In simple borders is used to provide the space between border and content and to provide space outside border it is known as margin. However, the margins and borders can be applied in several directions such as towards- left, right, top and bottom.
CSS Margin and Padding Properties
The CSS margin can be applied towards the top, bottom, left and right positions and all have some properties like- auto, length, %, inherit. However, these properties are used for several reasons and here I mention all the reasons.
- auto: Through this property, the browser automatically calculates the margins.
- length: This property is mainly used to define the margins in the pixels or in centimeters.
- %: This symbol or this property is used to define the width of the elements.
- inherit: This is another essential property, and it specifies the margin inherited from the parent element
Unlike the CSS Margin, CSS Padding is also can be applied to the left, right, top, and bottom positions. And there are some essential elements within this CSS Padding, such as-
- length: Within CSS adding you can apply the pixels and centimeters through this property.
- %: This property defines the width in containing elements.
- inherited: It is used to define the padding inherited from parented elements.
These are some of the useful properties of CSS margins and CSS paddings.
CSS Margin and Padding not working
Sometimes, the CSS margin and padding did not work because of some simple reasons. And to troubleshoots this problem you have to correct the syntax and rewrite the syntax of both the tags.
In this article, I have discussed the difference between CSS Margin vs CSS Padding, and based on all the factors it can be said that both are not the same things at all.
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