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melissa brown4,670 Points
padding vs margins
Hi guys Im trying to understanding paddings and margins better. Is it right to say margins are used to create space between two separate elements eg pic and paragraph and padding is used to create space between an individual element eg content and its border?
James Alker8,554 Points
You're pretty much bang on the money there.
Margin = space outside element border - pushes itself or other content away
Padding = space between border of element and content / child elements
Great question. I find an image from the W3C to be pretty helpful in clarifying. Check it out here: (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/box.html)
Also, if you ever need to check, I suggest throwing in a border to see where you're adding space. Try it out!