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CSS Margin

The CSS margin properties are used to create space around elements, outside of any defined borders. With CSS, you have full control over the margins. There are properties for setting the margin for each side of an element (top, right, bottom, and left).

Parameter Details
0 set margin to none
auto used for centering, by evenly setting values on each side
units (e.g. px) see parameter section in Units for a list of valid units
inherit inherit margin value from parent element
initial restore to initial value


Margin Collapsing

When two margins are touching each other vertically, they are collapsed. When two margins touch horizontally, they do not collapse.

div{
margin: 10px;
}

This is a div tag with margin 10px

They will be 10px apart since vertical margins collapse over one and other. (The spacing will not be the sum of two margins.)


Overlapping with different sizes

.top{
margin: 10px;
}
.bottom{
margin: 15px;
}

This is a div tag with margin 10px

These elements will be spaced 15px apart vertically. The margins overlap as much as they can, but the larger margin will determine the spacing between the elements./p>




Conclusion

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