freeCodeCamp Challenge Guide: Use Clockwise Notation to Specify the Margin of an Element

Use Clockwise Notation to Specify the Margin of an Element


Problem Explanation

Instead of specifying an element’s margin-top, margin-right, margin-bottom, and margin-left attributes, you can specify them all in one line, like this: margin: 10px 20px 10px 20px;.

These four values work like a clock: top, right, bottom, left, and will produce the exact same result as using the side-specific margin instructions.

.green-box {
  background-color: green;
  margin: 40px 20px 20px 40px;
}

Solutions

Solution 1 (Click to Show/Hide)
<style>
  .injected-text {
    margin-bottom: -25px;
    text-align: center;
  }

  .box {
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: black;
    border-width: 5px;
    text-align: center;
  }

  .yellow-box {
    background-color: yellow;
    padding: 20px 40px 20px 40px;
  }

  .red-box {
    background-color: crimson;
    color: #fff;
    margin: 20px 40px 20px 40px;
  }

  .blue-box {
    background-color: blue;
    color: #fff;
    margin: 40px 20px 20px 40px;
  }
</style>
<h5 class="injected-text">margin</h5>

<div class="box yellow-box">
  <h5 class="box red-box">padding</h5>
  <h5 class="box blue-box">padding</h5>
</div>
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