What is the purpose of padding?
The CSS padding properties are used to generate space around an element’s content, inside of any defined borders.
With CSS, you have full control over the padding.
There are properties for setting the padding for each side of an element (top, right, bottom, and left)..
What is the padding?
Padding is the space that’s inside the element between the element and the border. Padding goes around all four sides of the content and you can target and change the padding for each side (just like a margin).
Is it better to use margin or padding?
The margin clears an area around an element (outside the border), but the padding clears an area around the content (inside the border) of an element. it means that your element does not know about its outside margins, so if you are developing dynamic web controls, I recommend that to use padding vs margin if you can.
How do you apply padding?
When one value is specified, it applies the same padding to all four sides. When two values are specified, the first padding applies to the top and bottom, the second to the left and right. When three values are specified, the first padding applies to the top, the second to the right and left, the third to the bottom.