padding-inline-start

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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

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

Syntax

/* <length> values */
padding-inline-start: 10px;   /* An absolute length */
padding-inline-start: 1em;    /* A length relative to the text size */

/* <percentage> value */
padding-inline-start: 5%;     /* A padding relative to the block container's width */

/* Global values */
padding-inline-start: inherit;
padding-inline-start: initial;
padding-inline-start: unset;
Initial value0
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Percentageslogical-width of containing block
Mediavisual
Computed valueas <length>
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Values

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

Formal syntax

<'padding-left'>

Example

HTML

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

CSS

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

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-lr;
  padding-inline-start: 20px;
  background-color: #C8C800;
}

Specification

Specification Status Comment
CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1
The definition of 'padding-inline-start' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
padding-inline-start
Experimental
Chrome Full support 69
Full support 69
Full support 2
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 41
Full support 41
No support 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.
Full support 3
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -moz-padding-start
IE No support NoOpera Full support 56
Full support 56
Full support 15
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
Safari Full support 12.1
Full support 12.1
Full support 3
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
WebView Android Full support 69
Full support 69
Full support 2
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
Chrome Android Full support 69
Full support 69
Full support 18
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
Firefox Android Full support 41
Full support 41
No support 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.
Full support 4
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -moz-padding-start
Opera Android Full support 48
Full support 48
Full support 14
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
Safari iOS Full support 12.2
Full support 12.2
Full support 3
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start
Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Alternate Name
Full support Yes
Alternate Name
Alternate Name Uses the non-standard name: -webkit-padding-start

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Uses a non-standard name.
Uses a non-standard name.

See also