CSS Margin properties

CSS margin properties are used to create space around an HTML element. Margin can be set to any side of an element by using the following properties.

CSS Margin properties

CSS margin properties are used to create space around an HTML element. Margin can be set to any side of an element by using the following properties.

  • margin-top
  • margin-bottom
  • margin-left
  • margin-right

The margin of an element is transparent and the length of the margin can be specified in px, cm, mm or %.

margin-top:2px;

margin-bottom:3cm;

Exapmle

<html>
<head>
    <title>CSS Margin<title>
    <style>
        h2{
            margin-top:2cm;
            margin-left:1cm;
            border: 1px solid green;
           }
    <style>
</head>
<body>
    <h2>CSS Margins</h2>
</body>
</html>

CSS Margins

Shorthand property

Instead of specifying the four margin properties as separate properties, you can specify them as a single margin property.

Example

margin: 10px 12px 15px 8px;

This is same as:

margin-top:10px;
margin-right:12px;
margin-bottom:15px;
margin-left:8px;

Specifying values

MethodDescription
margin: 2px;This will set:
margin-top:2px;
margin-right:2px;
margin-bottom:2px;
margin-left:2px;
margin: 1px 2px;This will set:
margin-top:1px;
margin-right:2px; 
margin-bottom:1px; 
margin-left:2px; 
margin: 1px 2px 3px;This will set:
margin-top:1px;
margin-left:2px; 

margin-right:2px; 
margin-bottom:3px; 

The margin can be set to auto (margin:auto;) to horizontally center the element within the parent element.

If the margin is set to inherit (margin: inherit), the margin of the element will be inherited from the parent element.


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