CSS margin-left Property


Set the left margin for a <p> element:

p {
    margin-left: 2cm;

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Definition and Usage

The margin-left property sets the left margin of an element.

Note: Negative values are allowed.

Default value: 0
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes, see individual properties. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.marginLeft="100px" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

margin-left 1.0 6.0 1.0 1.0  3.5

CSS Syntax

margin-left: length|auto|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
length Specifies a fixed left margin in px, pt, cm, etc. Default value is 0px Play it »
% Specifies a left margin in percent of the width of the containing element Play it »
auto The browser calculates a left margin Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Margin

HTML DOM reference: marginLeft property




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