margin-left

The margin-left CSS property sets the margin area on the left side of an element. A positive value places it farther from its neighbors, while a negative value places it closer.

Example

Initial value 0
Applies to all elements, except elements with table display types other than table-caption, table and inline-table. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.

Syntax

  
margin-left: 2em;
  

Values

The size of the margin as a fixed value.
The size of the margin as a percentage, relative to the width of the containing block.
The left margin receives a share of the unused horizontal space, as determined mainly by the layout mode that is used. If the values of margin-left and margin-right are both auto, the calculated space is evenly distributed. This table summarizes the different cases: Value of display Value of float Value of position Computed value of auto Comment inline, inline-block, inline-table any static or relative 0 Inline layout mode block, inline, inline-block, block, table, inline-table, list-item, table-caption any static or relative 0, except if both margin-left and margin-right are set to auto. In this case, it is set to the value centering the element inside its parent. Block layout mode block, inline, inline-block, block, table, inline-table, list-item, table-caption left or right static or relative 0 Block layout mode (floating element) any table-*, except table-caption any any 0 Internal table-* elements don't have margins, use border-spacing instead any, except flex, inline-flex, or table-* any fixed or absolute 0, except if both margin-left and margin-right are set to auto. In this case, it is set to the value centering the border area inside the available width, if fixed. Absolutely positioned layout mode flex, inline-flex any any 0, except if there is any positive horizontal free space. In this case, it is evenly distributed to all horizontal auto margins. Flexbox layout mode

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