How to align content in HTML with CSS

When creating websites and web pages with HTML, it’s important to know how to align content. Whether it’s text, images, or other types of media, aligning content can greatly enhance the visual appeal of your website and make it more user-friendly.

HTML provides several ways to align content, but using CSS is the most recommended and flexible option. You can align content horizontally, vertically, or even center it on the page.

Horizontal Alignment

To horizontally align content in HTML with CSS, you can use the “text-align” property. This property specifies the horizontal alignment of text and other inline elements within their parent element. The values for this property are “left”, “right”, “center”, and “justify”.

/* Center aligns the content */
.parent-element {
  text-align: center;
}

Vertical Alignment

Vertical alignment is a bit trickier than horizontal alignment in HTML. To vertically align content within a container, you should use the “align-items” property. This property is used to align items on the cross axis of a flex container. The values for this property include “flex-start”, “center”, and “flex-end”.

/* Center aligns the content */

.parent-element {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
}

Center Alignment

To center align content both horizontally and vertically, you can use a combination of the above properties along with “justify-content”.

/* Center aligns the content */
.parent-element {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
}

For more information on aligning content in HTML with CSS, check out this CSS align tutorial.

  Written by: Steven Iversen     02-06-2023     Written in: CSS tutorials

5 Comments

  • Martin says:

    This tutorial was extremely helpful . I had no clue houw to align my content properly until I read this. Thank you so mcuh for sharing this info!

  • Jose says:

    This tutorial was incredibly helpful! I’ve always struggled with aligning content in HTML, but the step-by-step walkthrough along with the clear explanations really made it easy to understand . I appreciate the use of CSS to conveniently align elements in various ways. Now I can confidently create well-organized and visually appealing webpages. Thank you for sharing this valuable resource!

  • Nora says:

    Great tutorial! I’ve always struggled with aligning content in HTML using CSS, but this article explained it so clearly . The step-by-step instructions made it super easy to follow along and implement the alignment techniques on my own website. Thanks for sharing this valuable resource!

  • Harper says:

    This tutorial was so helpful and straightforward! I finally understand how to align my content using CSS 😄 . Thank you for sharing!

  • Fernando says:

    This tutorial was really helpful! I struggled with aligning content in HTML before, but now I feel much more confident thanks to these clear explanations and examples . Can’t wait to put this new knowledge into practice on my own projects.

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