CSS play - Centering images and information panels using margin:auto;

17th October 2013

For IE8+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera etc.


This is a text panel with percentage width/height that is centered within an outer container using margin:auto;

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A simple method of vertical and horizontal centering anything using just margin:auto;

This can include text, images, forms etc.

The centered content can be sized in pixels, ems or percentage and can also be responsive if the outer container is resized.

See the page source code for the simple stylesheet and html code.


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