The scroll-padding-left property defines offsets for the left 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 to put more breathing room between a targeted element and the edges of the scrollport.


/* Keyword values */
scroll-padding-left: auto;

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

/* Global values */
scroll-padding-left: inherit;
scroll-padding-left: initial;
scroll-padding-left: revert;
scroll-padding-left: unset;



An inwards offset from the left edge of the scrollport, as a valid length or a percentage.


The offset is determined 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 definition

Initial valueauto
Applies toscroll containers
Percentagesrelative to the scroll container's scrollport
Computed valueas specified
Animation typeby computed value type

Formal syntax

auto | <length-percentage>

<length-percentage> = <length> | <percentage>


CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1 (CSS Scroll Snap 1)
# padding-longhands-physical

Browser compatibility

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See also