How to Apply Padding with CSS

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In Brief...

The padding property is used to specify the padding between an element's edges and its content. It can be applied to both block and inline elements. Padding can be specified in number of units (e.g., 20px) or in percentage of the width of the containing element. Learn how to apply padding with CSS below.

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Instructions

Start with a standard HTML document, then add the div tags with the style information in them, like so:

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>CSS Padding</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>CSS Padding</h1>
<div style="background-color: #0066ff; border: 5px solid #ff99ff; padding: 0px;">
	<div style="background-color: #ff6600; border: 2px solid black; 
		margin: 0px; padding-top: 30px; padding-right: 30px; 
		padding-bottom: 30px; padding-left: 30px;">
			padding-top: 30px;<br>
			padding-right: 30px;<br>
			padding-bottom: 30px;<br>
			padding-left: 30px;
	</div>
</div>
<hr>
<div style="background-color: #0066ff; border: 5px solid #ff99ff; padding: 0px;">
	<div style="background-color: #ff6600; border: 2px solid black; margin: 0px; padding: 30px;">
		padding: 30px;
	</div>
</div>

</body>
</html>

This code renders the following:
Padding

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