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Margin, Padding, and Border

Margin: Affects the spacing around the outside of a node. A node with margin will offset itself from the bounds of its parent but also offset the location of any siblings. The margin of a node contributes to the total size of its parent if the parent is auto sized.

Padding: Affects the size of the node it is applied to. Padding in Yoga acts as if box-sizing: border-box; was set. That is padding will not add to the total size of an element if it has an explicit size set. For auto sized nodes padding will increase the size of the node as well as offset the location of any children.

Border: in Yoga acts exactly like padding and only exists as a separate property so that higher level frameworks get a hint as to how thick to draw a border. Yoga however does not do any drawing so just uses this information during layout where border acts exactly like padding.

<Layout config={{useWebDefaults: false}}>
      width: 200,
      height: 200,
      padding: 10,
        margin: 5,
        padding: 20,
        borderWidth: 20,
        height: 50,
    <Node style={{height: 50}} />