CSS scroll-margin-inline Property
Set the distance to the scrollable container from a snap position in the inline direction:
More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
scroll-margin-inline property specifies the distance in the inline direction, between the snap position and the container.
This means that when you stop scrolling, the scrolling will quickly adjust and stop at a specified distance in the inline direction, between the snap position and the container.
Inline direction is where the next character is put compared to the position of the existing characters in a line, and this is also how tags with CSS
display: inline; like <a> and <strong> tags are laid out in a text. Inline direction is dependent on the written language, i.e. Arabic where new charachters are laid out right to left which makes inline direction right to left, while pages in English have a left to right inline direction. Inline direction can be defined with CSS properties
Snap position is the position on the child element where it snaps into place in the container when you stop scrolling.
scroll-margin-inline property is a shorthand property for the following properties:
Values for the
scroll-margin-inline property can be set in different ways:
If the scroll-margin-inline property has two values:
- scroll-margin-inline: 20px 70px;
- distance at start is 20px
- distance at end is 70px
If the scroll-margin-inline property has one value:
- scroll-margin-inline: 20px;
- distance at start and end is 20px
To see the effect from the
scroll-margin-inline property, the
scroll-snap-align properties must be set on the child elements, and the
scroll-snap-type property must be set on the parent element.
scroll-margin-block properties are very similar to CSS properties
scroll-margin-right, but the
scroll-margin-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.
|0||Default. The element's default scroll-margin-inline distance.|
|length||Specifies distance in px, pt, cm, etc. Negative values are allowed. Read about length units|
|initial||Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial|
|inherit||Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit|
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. This also affects the
scroll-margin-inline: 20px 0;
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. This also affects the
scroll-margin-inline: 0 20px;
CSS direction property: CSS Direction property
CSS scroll-margin-inline-end property: CSS scroll-margin-inline-end property
CSS scroll-margin-inline-start property: CSS scroll-margin-inline-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