RE: How to vertically center a div in CSS?

I have a div element that I want to center vertically within its parent element. I tried setting the margin to auto, but it isn't working. How can I do this using CSS?

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There are many ways to center a div vertically in CSS, but one of the most common techniques is using Flexbox. Here's a simple example: ```css .parent { display: flex; align-items: center; /* This will center child vertically */ justify-content: center; /* This will center child horizontally */ height: 100vh; /* Adjust as needed */ } .child { /* Your styling here */ } ``` Wrap your `.child` div inside a `.parent` div and apply the above CSS. Why does this work? The `display: flex;` property turns the parent into a flex container, allowing for the easy alignment of children elements. The `align-items: center;` property aligns the child vertically in the center, while `justify-content: center;` centers it horizontally. The `height: 100vh;` effectively sets the height of the parent container to be the full height of the viewport. Adjust this as per your requirements. This method has very good browser compatibility and effectively centers an element, regardless of its dimensions. Keep in mind, this is just one of many methods to accomplish vertical alignment. Different use-cases might require different approaches. Do some experimenting and learning to see which technique suits best for your current and future needs!
Answered on July 11, 2023.
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