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CSS CSS Basics (2014) The Box Model The CSS Box Model

Kaycee Harris
Kaycee Harris
935 Points

Padding and line-height

What the difference between padding and line-height? They sorta seem the same to me, can someone please explain the difference?

1 Answer


It's commonly used to set the distance between lines of text.


It sets the space area on all four sides of an element

  • line-height we use for text (Line Spacing in Word)
  • padding we use for top/right/bottom/left space (Margins in Word)