CSS padding-top Property


Set the top padding for a <p> element:

p {
    padding-top: 2cm;

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Definition and Usage

The padding-top property sets the top padding (space) of an element.

Note: Negative values are not allowed.

Default value: 0
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.paddingTop="50px" Try it

Browser Support

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

padding-top 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.5

CSS Syntax

padding-top: length|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
length Specifies a fixed top padding in px, pt, cm, etc. Default value is 0 Play it »
% Specifies a top padding in percent of the width of the containing element 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 Padding

HTML DOM reference: paddingTop property




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