The CSS Horizontal Align

When you are using CSS, there are several properties that you can use in order to align the elements in a horizontal manner. These are known as the CSS horizontal align properties.

CSS Horizontal Align of Block Elements

The block element is an element that uses up the full width that is available. It also has a line break located before and after each element. Here are some of the more common block elements in use today:

<h1>
<p>
<div>

 

We would be discussing here how you can utilize horizontal alignment when it comes to lay out.

Using the Margin Property to Align

You can use the margin property in CSS in order to center align a block element. When you set the margin properties to auto, the block element would be center aligned by default. This is because when you set the margins to auto the two sides of the margin would divide the remaining space between them equally. The result would be a center aligned element.

Here is a sample code on how you can center align an element by setting the margin to auto.

{
margin-left:auto;
margin-right:auto;
width:70%;
background-color:#b0e0e6;
}

 

One thing that you have to keep in mind when you are aligning is that it would have no effect if you have set the width at 100%.

Using the Position Property

One effective way that you can align a block element is when you use the position property. Here is an example of a code that uses absolute positioning:

.right
{
position:absolute;
right:0px;
width:300px;
background-color:#b0e0e6;
}

 

Problems with Compatibility in Using the Position Property

When you are trying to align elements, it is useful to keep in mind that there might be issues when it comes to the compatibility with the different browsers. One way that you can prevent having that kind of problem is by setting the padding and margin for the element on the element for the.

Using the Float Property to Align

You can also utilize the float property in order to align the elements. Here is a sample code on how you can use this property for this purpose:

.right
{
float:right;
width:300px;
background-color:#b0e0e6;
}

 

Problems with Compatibility in Using the Float Property

There are also some compatibility issues when it comes to using the float property for aligning elements. Like with the position property, you can also set the margin and the padding for the body of the element in order to avoid having compatibility issues with different browsers that you might be using.

Alignments When Doing Layouts

When you are doing layouts for the page that you are creating, its alignment is one of the things that you need to look into. One of the most common layout alignments is flush left. Most web designers go for that kind of alignment and nothing else. Center is another common alignment but it might give an overly formal appearance to the page. Keep in mind that alignment is one of the most important ideas to follow in design. That’s why it is important that you should learn it.

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