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text centering issue is killing me!

Mar 19, 2013 8:52 PM

i know that you have all helped me with this before, but i still can't get it to work right.


how do i center text within a div, i can get it to center horizontally, but vertically i know that you use line-height, but it still isn't perfectly centered. my code can be found at and it is the text within the .gobox that i want centered, please help!!!!

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    Mar 20, 2013 12:51 AM   in reply to thefortunecookieguy

    You could try to increase the top padding using EMs rather than pixels. EMs allow the use of decimal points.


    It remains a matter of trial and error.

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    Mar 20, 2013 1:49 AM   in reply to thefortunecookieguy

    line-height only work for a single lien of text.


    I just add an extra bit of top-padding to visually vertically center text in a <div>.


    You could also use display: table-cell; but I can't remember wich versions of IE that is not supported in, 6 and 7 certainly not, maybe 8 and I think thereafter yes


    #container {

      display: table-cell;

      width: 180px;

      height: 400px;

      background-color: #e7dbcd;

    vertical-align: middle;


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