Keith Costa Keith Costa - 3 months ago 7x
Javascript Question

How can I animate dialog position to the center of a page?

Here is my code:

dialog = $(this).closest('.ui-dialog')
left: document.width - dialog.width(), // or you might want to use .outerWidth()
top: document.height - dialog.height()
}, 1000);

I want to position jQuery dialog at the center of the page with animation. I just do not understand why it is not working. Can anyone help me?


I actually prefer position:fixed. Here is a simple demo of a dialogue that transitions to the center of the browser window.


Basically it takes a position:fixed div and gives it a left value of 50% and a top value of 50%. This places the top left corner of the dialogue in the center of the window. To make the dialogue itself center, you can then give it a top margin of negative half its height and a left margin of half its width.


var dialogue = $('.ui-dialog')

    left: "50%",
    top: "50%",
    marginLeft:  -dialogue.width()/2,
    marginTop: -dialogue.height()/2
}, 1000);


<div class="ui-dialog">hi there</div>


    width: 200px;
    height: 50px;
    background: red;

    /* change these to change where it slides in from */
    top: -100px;
    margin-left: -100px;
    left: 50%;

    /* and this is what makes it work */
    position: fixed;