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HTML How to Make a Website Styling Web Pages and Navigation Build Navigation with Unordered Lists

2 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

It has everything to do with the box model: https://css-tricks.com/the-css-box-model/

Padding will grow the element's size itself, margin will create space around the element. It more or less goes content > padding > border > margin.

That link will explain it better.

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,735 Points

If you have a border, padding will be on the inside of the border, margin will be on the outside of the border. Padding is like expanding your element itself. Margin is giving more space between the element and its neighbor. If you click inside the padding, you're clicking the element. So if I give my button a lot of padding, I have a nice big fat clickable button. If you click the margin, you're clicking the background behind it.