CSS scroll-padding-block Property
Set scroll padding to 20px from the container to the snap position, in block direction:
More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
scroll-padding-block property specifies
the distance in block direction, from the container to the snap position on the child elements.
This means that when you stop scrolling, the scrolling will quickly adjust and stop at a specified distance in block direction, between the snap position and the container.
Block direction is where the next line is put compared to the position of an existing line, and this is also how tags with CSS
display: block; like <p> and <div> tags are laid out on a page. Block direction is dependent on the written language, i.e. Mongolian where new lines are laid out left to right which makes block direction left to right, while pages in English have a downward block direction. Block direction can be defined with CSS property
Snap position is the position on the child element where it snaps into place in the container when you stop scrolling.
Note: This property only works if the scroll-snap-align property is set to 'start' or 'end' for the block direction.
scroll-padding-block property is a shorthand property for the following properties:
Values for the
scroll-padding-block property can be set in different ways:
If the scroll-padding-block property has two values:
- scroll-padding-block: 10px 50px;
- distance at start is 10px
- distance at end is 50px
If the scroll-padding-block property has one value:
- scroll-padding-block: 10px;
- distance at start and end is 10px
To see the effect from the
scroll-padding-block property, the
scroll-snap-align property must be set on the child elements, and the
scroll-padding-block and the
scroll-snap-type properties must be set on the parent element.
scroll-padding-inline properties are very similar to CSS properties
scroll-padding-right, but the
scroll-padding-inline properties are dependent on block and inline directions.
|Animatable:||no. Read about animatable|
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.
|auto||Default value. The browser calculates the padding|
|length||Specifies scroll-padding-block in px, pt, cm, etc. Negative values are not allowed. Read about length units|
|%||Specifies the padding in percent of the width of the containing element|
|initial||Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial|
|inherit||Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit|
scroll-padding-block property can be used in an image gallery with snap behaviour, to push images below a fixed element:
scroll-padding-block: 30px 0;
writing-mode property value of the container element set to vertical-rl, the start of the container and child elements in block direction is moved from top to right side, and the end of the container and child elements is moved from bottom to left side. This affects the scroll snap behaviour, and how the scroll-padding-block property works:
scroll-padding-block: 20px 0;
CSS scroll-padding-block-end property: CSS scroll-padding-block-end property
CSS scroll-padding-block-start property: CSS scroll-padding-block-start property
CSS scroll-snap-align property: CSS Scroll-snap-align property
CSS scroll-snap-type property: CSS Scroll-snap-type property
CSS writing-mode property: CSS Writing-mode property