Style paddingBottom Property

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Set the bottom padding of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.paddingBottom = "50px";

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Definition and Usage

The paddingBottom property sets or returns the bottom padding of an element.

Both the margin property and the padding property insert space around an element. However, the difference is that margin inserts the space around the border, while padding inserts the space within the border of an element.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The paddingBottom property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the paddingBottom property:

Set the paddingBottom property:"%|length|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
% Defines the bottom padding in % of the width of the parent element
length Defines the bottom padding in length units
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: 0
Return Value: A String, representing the bottom padding of an element
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


Change the bottom padding of a <div> element back to "normal":

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.paddingBottom = "0px";

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Return the bottom padding of a <div> element:


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Difference between marginBottom and paddingBottom:

function changeMargin() {
    document.getElementById("myDiv").style.marginBottom = "100px";

function changePadding() {
    document.getElementById("myDiv2").style.paddingBottom = "100px";

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Padding

CSS reference: padding-bottom property

HTML DOM reference: padding property

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