CSS Properties: How to set the padding of a paragraph element

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Declares the document type and version of HTML -->
<html><!-- Begins the HTML document -->
<head><!-- Contains metadata and links to external resources -->
<title>How to set the padding of a paragraph element</title><!-- Sets the title of the document -->
<style type="text/css"> /* Starts CSS styling */
p { /* Styles paragraph elements */
    padding: 2cm 2cm 2cm 2cm; /* Sets the padding of the paragraph to 2 centimeters on all sides (top, right, bottom, left) */
</style><!-- Ends CSS styling -->
</head><!-- Ends the head section -->
<body><!-- Begins the body of the document -->
<h2>w3resource Tutorial</h2><!-- Displays a level 2 heading -->
<div class="w3r">CSS, stands for Cascading Style Sheet is a computer language to describe presentation (for example width, height, color, background color, alignment etc.) of HTML and XML (and XML based languages like XHTML, SVG) web documents. In all the examples of our tutorials, we have used HTML for implementing CSS.</div><!-- Displays a div element with the specified text content -->
</body><!-- Ends the body section -->
</html><!-- Ends the HTML document -->


  • This HTML document demonstrates how to set the padding of a paragraph element using CSS.
  • CSS comments are added to explain each section of the code.
  • The paragraph element (p) is styled with a padding of 2 centimeters on all sides (top, right, bottom, left), ensuring space around the content inside the paragraph.

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See the Pen padding-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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