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CSS margin-inline Property


Set the margin on both sides in the inline direction:

div {
  margin-inline: 35px;
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The margin-inline property specifies the margin at the start and end in the inline direction, and is a shorthand property for the following properties:

Values for the margin-inline property can be set in different ways:

If the margin-inline property has two values:

  • margin-inline: 10px 50px;
    • margin at start is 10px
    • margin at end is 50px

If the margin-inline property has one value:

  • margin-inline: 10px;
    • margin at start and end is 10px

The CSS margin-inline and margin-block properties are very similar to CSS properties margin-top, margin-bottom, margin-left and margin-right, but the margin-inline and margin-block properties are dependent on block and inline directions.

Note: The related CSS properties writing-mode and direction define inline direction. This affects where the start and end of an element is and the result of the margin-inline property. For pages in English, block direction is downward and inline direction is left to right.

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Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax:"50px 10px" Try it

Browser Support

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

margin-inline 87.0 87.0 66.0 14.1 73.0

CSS Syntax

margin-inline: auto|value|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Demo
auto Default. The element's default margin-inline value. Demo ❯
length Specifies margin-inline in px, pt, cm, etc. Negative values are allowed. Read about length units Demo ❯
% Specifies margin-inline in percent relative to size of parent element in the inline direction. Demo ❯
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

More Examples


With the writing-mode property value of a <div> element set to 'vertical-rl', the inline direction is downwards. The result is that the start of the element is moved from left side to top, and the end of the element is moved from right side to bottom:

div {
  margin-inline: 10px 50px;
  writing-mode: vertical-rl;
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With the direction property value of a <div> element set to 'rtl', the inline direction is right to left. The result is that the start of the element is moved from left side to right side, and the end of the element is moved from right side to left side:

div {
  margin-inline: 10px 50px;
  direction: rtl;
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Related Pages

CSS direction property: CSS Direction property

CSS margin-inline-end property: CSS Margin-inline-end property

CSS margin-inline-start property: CSS Margin-inline-start property

CSS margin-bottom property: CSS Margin-bottom property

CSS margin-inline property: CSS Margin-inline

CSS margin-left property: CSS Margin-left

CSS margin-right property: CSS Margin-right

CSS margin-top property: CSS Margin-top

CSS writing-mode property: CSS Writing-mode property


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