3 ways to centre a DIV with CSS ๐Ÿ˜Ž

3 ways to centre a DIV with CSS ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Mar 1, 2022ยท

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Hello Folks ๐Ÿ‘‹

What's up friends, this is SnowBit here. I am a young passionate and self-taught frontend web developer and have the intention to become a successful developer.

Today, I am here with a cool topic that is one of the most searched topics on Google ("How to centre content with CSS?") related to CSS. CSS trend on google search

Now, you don't need to bother about that; In this article, I have covered all four efficient and simple ways to centre content in CSS ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Flexbox

Using flexbox to centre the content vertically and horizontally is a very simple and preferred method. You can do it with just 3 lines of code: display: flex โ†’justify-content: center โ†’ align-items: center respectively.

.container{
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  min-height: 100vh;
}

Grid

Using the grid to centre the content is very similar to the flexbox method. The only difference is, display should be set to grid instead of flex i.e. display: grid.

It is very beneficial when using the grid in layout.

.container{
  display: grid;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  min-height: 100vh;
}

Transform

You can transform content to centre with the transform method.

It can be done by setting the position of the parent element relative, which allows the child element to utilize position: absolute.

After that, we can give offset to the element of left: 50% and top: 50% and transform them to transform: translate(-50%, -50%).

Btw, it's a pretty long method and a bit complicated for my beginner friends.

.container{
  position: absolute;
  left: 50%;
  top: 50%;
  transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
  text-align: center;
}

So, this was it for this article. I hope you learnt something new and enjoy reading. Stay tuned for the next article.

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