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Revision 238802 of margin-left

  • Revision slug: CSS/margin-left
  • Revision title: margin-left
  • Revision id: 238802
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{{ CSSRef() }}

Summary

The margin-left CSS property of an element sets the margin space required on the left side of an element. A negative value is also allowed.

  • {{ Xref_cssinitial() }}: 0
  • Applies to: all elements except those with table display types other than table-caption, table, and inline-table
  • {{ Xref_cssinherited() }}: no
  • Percentages: refer to {{ Cssxref("width") }} of closest block-level ancestor
  • Media: {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}
  • {{ Xref_csscomputed() }}: the percentage as specified or the absolute length

Syntax

margin-left: {{ Xref_csslength() }} | {{ Xref_csspercentage() }} | {{ Cssxref("inherit") }} | {{ Cssxref("auto") }};

Values

<length>
Specifies a fixed width. See {{ xref_csslength() }} for possible values.
<percentage>
A {{ xref_csspercentage() }} always relative to the width of the containing block.
auto
See {{ cssxref("margin") }}.

Examples

.content { margin-left: 5%; }
.sidebox { margin-left: 10px; }
.logo    { margin-left: -5px; }

Specifications

Browser compatibility

{{ CompatibilityTable() }}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 {{ CompatGeckoDesktop("1") }} 3.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
auto value 1.0 {{ CompatGeckoDesktop("1") }} 6.0 (strict mode) 3.5 1.0 (85)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 {{ CompatGeckoMobile("1") }} 6.0 6.0 1.0

See also

  • {{ CSS_Reference:Margin() }}

Revision Source

<p>{{ CSSRef() }}</p>
<h2 id="Summary" name="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <code>margin-left</code> <a href="/en/CSS" title="CSS">CSS</a> property of an element sets the margin space required on the left side of an element. A negative value is also allowed.</p>
<ul class="cssprop">
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinitial() }}:</dfn> <code>0</code></li>
  <li><dfn>Applies to:</dfn> all elements except those with table display types other than <code>table-caption</code>, <code>table</code>, and <code>inline-table</code></li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinherited() }}:</dfn> no</li>
  <li><dfn>Percentages:</dfn> refer to {{ Cssxref("width") }} of closest block-level ancestor</li>
  <li><dfn>Media:</dfn> {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_csscomputed() }}:</dfn> the percentage as specified or the absolute length</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Syntax" name="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="eval">margin-left: {{ Xref_csslength() }} | {{ Xref_csspercentage() }} | {{ Cssxref("inherit") }} | {{ Cssxref("auto") }};
</pre>
<h3 id="Values" name="Values">Values</h3>
<dl>
  <dt>
    &lt;length&gt;</dt>
  <dd>
    Specifies a fixed width. See {{ xref_csslength() }} for possible values.</dd>
  <dt>
    &lt;percentage&gt;</dt>
  <dd>
    A {{ xref_csspercentage() }} always relative to the <strong>width</strong> of the containing block.</dd>
  <dt>
    auto</dt>
  <dd>
    See {{ cssxref("margin") }}.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Examples" name="Examples">Examples</h2>
<pre>.content { margin-left: 5%; }
.sidebox { margin-left: 10px; }
.logo    { margin-left: -5px; }
</pre>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<ul>
  <li><a class="external" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS1#margin-left">CSS 1</a></li>
  <li><a class="external" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/box.html#margin-properties">CSS 2.1 box</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Browser_Compatibility" name="Browser_Compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{ CompatibilityTable() }}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari (WebKit)</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoDesktop("1") }}</td>
        <td>3.0</td>
        <td>3.5</td>
        <td>1.0 (85)</td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td><code>auto</code> value</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoDesktop("1") }}</td>
        <td>6.0 (strict mode)</td>
        <td>3.5</td>
        <td>1.0 (85)</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Phone</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
        <td>{{ CompatGeckoMobile("1") }}</td>
        <td>6.0</td>
        <td>6.0</td>
        <td>1.0</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li>{{ CSS_Reference:Margin() }}</li>
</ul>
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