5xum - 1 year ago 34
CSS Question

# Central align of elements CSS without flexbox

I have a problem with getting text to appear in the middle of the screen (height-wise) on a webpage. The HTML of the site is:

<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>example</title>
<link href="example.css" rel="stylesheet">
</head>

<body>
<div class="home-container">
<div class="home-row">
<div class="some-other-class">
<p>text that should be in the middle</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>


What I want to do is have the home-container element stretch all the way to the bottom of the page, and have the
text that should be in the middle
in the middle of it. My
css
looks like:

html, body{
height:100%;
}

.home-container{
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: rgba(139,0,0,0.4);
}

.home-row{
vertical-align: middle;
}


I understand that what I want to do is possible if I instead make
home-container
like so:

.home-container{
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: rgba(139,0,0,0.4);
align-items: center;
display: flex;
}


but this doesn't work on all browsers. What am I doing wrong with the
vertical-align
property? Id isn't really doing anything in my example...

Answer Source

to use vertical-align:middle add display:table-cellon .home-row and display:table on .home-container

see here jsfiddle

code :

.home-container{
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
background-color: rgba(139,0,0,0.4);
display:table;

}

.home-row{
vertical-align: middle;
display:table-cell;
}


The vertical-align CSS property specifies the vertical alignment of an inline or table-cell box.

read more here vertical align