CSS scroll-padding-inline Property
Set scroll padding in the inline direction to 20px from the container to the snap position:
More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
scroll-padding-inline property specifies
the distance in the inline direction from the container to the snap position on the child elements.
This means that when you stop scrolling, the scrolling will quickly adjust and stop at a specified distance between the snap position and the container.
Inline direction is where the next character is put compared to the position of the existing characters in a line, and this is also how tags with CSS
display: inline; like <a> and <strong> tags are laid out in a text. Inline direction is dependent on the written language, i.e. Arabic where new charachters are laid out right to left which makes inline direction right to left, while pages in English have a left to right inline direction. Inline direction can be defined with CSS properties
Snap position is the position on the child element where it snaps into place in the container when you stop scrolling.
Note: This property only works if the scroll-snap-align property is set to 'start' or 'end' for the inline direction.
scroll-padding-inline property is a shorthand property for the following properties:
Values for the
scroll-padding-inline property can be set in different ways:
If the scroll-padding-inline property has two values:
- scroll-padding-inline: 10px 50px;
- distance at start is 10px
- distance at end is 50px
If the scroll-padding-inline property has one value:
- scroll-padding-inline: 10px;
- distance at start and end is 10px
To see the effect from the
scroll-padding-inline property, the
scroll-snap-align property must be set on the child elements, and the
scroll-padding-inline and the
scroll-snap-type properties must be set on the parent element.
scroll-padding-inline properties are very similar to CSS properties
scroll-padding-right, but the
scroll-padding-inline properties are dependent on block and inline directions.
|Animatable:||no. Read about animatable|
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.
|auto||Default value. The browser calculates the padding|
|length||Specifies scroll-padding-inline in px, pt, cm, etc. Negative values are not allowed. Read about length units|
|%||Specifies the padding in percent of the width of the containing element|
|initial||Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial|
|inherit||Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit|
scroll-padding-inline property can be used in an image gallery with snap behaviour, to push images out from behind a fixed element:
scroll-padding-inline: 30px 0;
writing-mode property value of the container element set to 'vertical-rl', the start of the container and child elements in the inline direction is moved from left side to top, and the end of the container and child elements is moved from right side to bottom. This affects the scroll snap behaviour, and how the scroll-padding-inline property works:
scroll-padding-inline: 20px 0;
direction property value of the container element set to 'rtl', the start of the container and child elements in the inline direction is moved from the right side to the left side. This affects the scroll snap behaviour, and how the scroll-padding-inline property works:
scroll-padding-inline: 20px 0;
CSS direction property: CSS Direction property
CSS scroll-snap-align property: CSS Scroll-snap-align property
CSS scroll-snap-type property: CSS Scroll-snap-type property
CSS writing-mode property: CSS Writing-mode property