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margin-inline-start

The margin-inline-start CSS property defines the logical inline start margin of an element, which maps to a physical margin depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation. It corresponds to the margin-top, margin-right, margin-bottom, or margin-left property depending on the values defined for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation.

Syntax

/* <length> values */
margin-inline-start: 10px;  /* An absolute length */
margin-inline-start: 1em;   /* relative to the text size */
margin-inline-start: 5%;    /* relative to the nearest block container's width */

/* Keyword values */
margin-inline-start: auto;

/* Global values */
margin-inline-start: inherit;

It relates to margin-block-start, margin-block-end, and margin-inline-end, which define the other margins of the element.

Values

The margin-inline-start property takes the same values as the margin-left property.

Formal definition

Initial value 0
Applies to same as margin
Inherited no
Percentages depends on layout model
Computed value if specified as a length, the corresponding absolute length; if specified as a percentage, the specified value; otherwise, auto
Animation type a length

Formal syntax

<'margin-left'>

Examples

Setting inline start margin

HTML

<div>
  <p class="exampleText">Example text</p>
</div>

CSS

div {
  background-color: yellow;
  width: 120px;
  height: 120px;
}

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-lr;
  margin-inline-start: 20px;
  background-color: #c8c800;
}

Result

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
margin-inline-start 69
69
2
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
79
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Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
41
41
38 — 51
Disabled
Disabled From version 38 until version 51 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.vertical-text.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
3
Uses the non-standard name: -moz-margin-start
No 56
56
15
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
12.1
12.1
3
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
margin-inline-start 69
69
2
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
69
69
18
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
41
41
38 — 51
Disabled
Disabled From version 38 until version 51 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.vertical-text.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
4
Uses the non-standard name: -moz-margin-start
48
48
14
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
12.2
12.2
3
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start
10.0
10.0
1.0
Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-margin-start

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/margin-inline-start