CSS - margin-left


The margin-left property sets the width of the margin on the left of an element.

Possible Values

  • length − Any length value.

  • percentage − The margin's width is calculated with respect to the width of the element's containing block.

  • auto − Default, Let the browsers automatically set the margin.

Applies to

All the HTML elements.

DOM Syntax

object.style.marginLeft = "5px"


Here is the example −


      <p style = "margin-left: 15px; border:1px solid black;">
         This is a paragraph with a specified left margin
      <p style = "margin-left: 5%; border:1px solid black;">
         This is another paragraph with a specified top margin in percent

This will produce following result −