Help:Wiki University HTML-- Padding

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Flexbox/CSS Grid

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Padding[edit | edit source]

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Consider the paragraph from the previous lesson.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec sit amet iaculis metus. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Fusce elementum efficitur faucibus. Curabitur eleifend quis ligula ac ullamcorper. Curabitur eget suscipit turpis.

You can see there is NO space between the text and the border. The text is right up against the border. A little space between the text and the border would probably help it look better.


Padding attribute[edit | edit source]

We use the padding attribute to add a little space between the text and the border:

<p style="padding:10px">

  • The padding is on all four sides of the paragraph.
  • Padding is called out in pixels.

Here is our paragraph with 10 pixel padding on all four sides:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec sit amet iaculis metus. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Fusce elementum efficitur faucibus. Curabitur eleifend quis ligula ac ullamcorper. Curabitur eget suscipit turpis.

  • That looks better.

Limit padding[edit | edit source]

We can limit padding to one or more sides. To pad only the left side use:

padding-left:20px

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec sit amet iaculis metus. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Fusce elementum efficitur faucibus. Curabitur eleifend quis ligula ac ullamcorper. Curabitur eget suscipit turpis.

  • NOTICE padding is only on the left side.

On two sides, you could use:

padding-right:10px ; padding-top:10px

The padding attributes for each of the four sides are:

  • padding-top:10px
  • padding-bottom:10px
  • padding-right:10px
  • padding-left:10px

Try these out[edit | edit source]

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Exercises

1. What is the coding to install our lorem ipsum paragraph in your sandbox with a background color of light green with white text and padding on the top and bottom of 20 pixels.

2. Load our lorem ipsum paragraph twice with no background color and no text color but with a padding-bottom of the first paragraph of 100px. What happens to the space between the paragraphs?


Quick Quiz
  • To have the text 20px from the left edge of the background what attribute do you use?
A. padding:20px
B. padding-right:20px
C. padding-left:20px
  • To have the background 50px from all sides of the text, what attribute do you use?
A. padding-right:50px
B. padding-top:50px
C. None of the above