CSS padding-bottom Property


The padding-bottom CSS property is used to define the amount of space, or padding, to be added to the bottom of an element's content box. It effectively increases the distance between the content and the element's bottom border or edge. This property is particularly useful for creating consistent spacing and layout within web pages, ensuring that content doesn't appear too close to the element's boundaries. It can be specified using various units such as pixels, percentages, or ems, allowing for flexible and responsive design control.

Initial value
Applies to
All elements
Computed value
<length> - the percentage as specified or the absolute length
JavaScript syntax

Interactive Demo

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padding-bottom: [ <length> | <percentage> ]


  • <length>Specifies a positive fixed width.
  • <percentage>A percentage with respect to the width of the containing block.
  • inherit


<div class="layer">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.</div>
.layer { 
   background: #fc3;
   border-top: 5px solid #000;
   border-bottom: 5px solid #000; 
   padding: 5px;
   padding-bottom: 40px;

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the CSS padding-bottom property.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 2nd January 2024