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CSS Outline Offset


CSS Outline Offset

The outline-offset property adds space between an outline and the edge/border of an element. The space between an element and its outline is transparent.

The following example specifies an outline 15px outside the border edge:

This paragraph has an outline 15px outside the border edge.

Example

p {
  margin: 30px;
  border: 1px solid black;
  outline: 1px solid red;
  outline-offset: 15px;
}
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The following example shows that the space between an element and its outline is transparent:

This paragraph has an outline of 15px outside the border edge.

Example

p {
  margin: 30px;
  background: yellow;
  border: 1px solid black;
  outline: 1px solid red;
  outline-offset: 15px;
}
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All CSS Outline Properties

Property Description
outline A shorthand property for setting outline-width, outline-style, and outline-color in one declaration
outline-color Sets the color of an outline
outline-offset Specifies the space between an outline and the edge or border of an element
outline-style Sets the style of an outline
outline-width Sets the width of an outline