The scroll-padding-inline-start property defines offsets for the start edge in the inline dimension of the optimal viewing region of the scrollport: the region used as the target region for placing things in view of the user. This allows the author to exclude regions of the scrollport that are obscured by other content (such as fixed-positioned toolbars or sidebars) or simply to put more breathing room between a targetted element and the edges of the scrollport.

Initial value auto
Applies to scroll containers
Inherited no
Percentages relative to the scroll container's scrollport
Media visual
Computed value as specified
Animation type by computed value type
Canonical order per grammar


/* Keyword values */
scroll-padding-inline-start: auto;

/* <length> values */
scroll-padding-inline-start: 10px;
scroll-padding-inline-start: 1em;
scroll-padding-inline-start: 10%;

/* Global values */
scroll-padding-inline-start: inherit;
scroll-padding-inline-start: initial;
scroll-padding-inline-start: unset;


An inwards offset from the inline start edge of the scrollport, as a valid length or a percentage.
The offset is determind by the user agent. This will generally be 0px, but a user agent is able to detect and do something else if a non-zero value is more appropriate.

Formal syntax

auto | <length> | <percentage>


Specification Status Comment
CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1
The definition of 'scroll-padding-inline-start' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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