CSS padding-bottom Property

Padding is the space between the content of an element and its border.

The padding-bottom property adds spacing to the bottom of the element.

It accepts any length value, such as, px, %, em, etc.

Example

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An element with a 50-pixel padding-bottom value.

This element has a 50px bottom padding
<div style="padding-bottom: 50px;
            border:2px solid steelblue;">
  This element has a 50px bottom padding
</div>

Syntax

padding-bottom: length | initial | inherit;

Values

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Value Description
length Sets the bottom padding using any valid CSS length values. Default is 0. Negative values are allowed.
% Sets bottom padding in percent of the width of the containing element
initial Sets the value to its default value.
inherit Inherits the value from its parent element.

More Examples

Click the buttons to see the different padding-bottom values.

5% bottom padding
<style>
  .padding-bottom {
    padding-bottom: 5%;
    border: 2px solid steelblue;
  }
</style>

<div class="padding-bottom">
  5% bottom padding
</div>

Browser support

This table shows when padding-bottom support started for each browser.

Chrome
1.0 Dec 2008
Firefox
1.0 Nov 2004
IE/Edge
4.0 Sep 1997
Opera
3.5 Nov 1998
Safari
1.0 Jun 2003

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