by JAB Creations » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:51 pm
You don't want padding, you want margin and you don't want it on the parent you want it on the child. This is a traditional CSS level 1 problem that a lot of people have trouble with.
Padding and margin have different effects on elements. Add the margin to the image, remember it can be negative (on either side) and thus not add to the total width of the parent element.
For a more insightful answer you'd want to reply with the relevant HTML (not the whole page) and CSS.