FAQ: Code Challenge: CSS Design - Padding vs. Margin

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Hi, could you please explain this exercise in more detail.

I didn’t understand the solution code.

Thank you.

Hi all,

I used this code:

.block {
height: 100px;
width: 100px;
display: block;

background-color: #F4E8C1;
position: absolute;
width: 100%;

#teal {
background-color: #A8D0DB;
padding-right: 100px;
margin-left: 100px;
margin-top: 100px;

#purple {
background-color: #414073;
margin-top: 100px;
margin-left: 100px;
margin-bottom: 50px;
padding-right: 100px;
padding-bottom: 100px;

I understand the proposed solution, but this one should also be right? It doesn’t recognise it as correct…

My solution is on the left and correct answer - on the right:

So from my understanding the course solution intended more optimised variation. PS: aside from that, did I chose correct values? Visually it looks exactly the same as in task: