CSS margin Property


Example

Set all the four margins of a <p> element:

p {
    margin: 2cm 4cm 3cm 4cm;
}

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Definition and Usage

The margin shorthand property sets all the margin properties in one declaration. This property can have from one to four values.

Examples:

  • margin:10px 5px 15px 20px;
    • top margin is 10px
    • right margin is 5px
    • bottom margin is 15px
    • left margin is 20px

  • margin:10px 5px 15px;
    • top margin is 10px
    • right and left margins are 5px
    • bottom margin is 15px

  • margin:10px 5px;
    • top and bottom margins are 10px
    • right and left margins are 5px

  • margin:10px;
    • all four margins are 10px

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.margin="100px 50px" Try it

Browser Support

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

Property
margin 1.0 6.0 1.0 1.0  3.5

CSS Syntax

margin: length|auto|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
length Specifies a margin in px, pt, cm, etc. Default value is 0 Play it »
% Specifies a margin in percent of the width of the containing element Play it »
auto The browser calculates a 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

CSS tutorial: CSS Box Model

HTML DOM reference: margin property




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