The padding-bottom CSS property sets the height of the padding area at the bottom of an element. The padding area is the space between the content of the element and its border. Contrary to margin-bottom values, negative values of padding-bottom are invalid.

The effect of the CSS padding-bottom property on the element box

/* <length> values */
padding-bottom: 0.5em;
padding-bottom: 0;
padding-bottom: 2cm;

/* <percentage> value */
padding-bottom: 10%;

/* Global values */
padding-bottom: inherit;
padding-bottom: initial;
padding-bottom: unset;
Initial value 0
Applies to all elements, except table-row-group, table-header-group, table-footer-group, table-row, table-column-group and table-column. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inherited no
Percentages refer to the width of the containing block
Media visual
Computed value the percentage as specified or the absolute length
Animation type a length
Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar



Specifies a positive fixed width. See <length> for details.
A percentage with respect to the width of the containing block.

Formal syntax

<length> | <percentage>


.content { padding-bottom: 5%; }
.sidebox { padding-bottom: 10px; } 


Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) 4.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ? ?

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