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Centering a div made easy with Tailwind CSS

Centering a div made easy with Tailwind CSS

2 ways to center an html elements using Tailwind CSS

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Dan M. Kazimoto
·Jan 29, 2022·

Somehow centering a div is a problem that most people face, especially beginners getting started with web development. I have been working with Tailwind CSS and I wanted to quickly show you how to center a div using Tailwind.

Introduction

We will be exploring two methods of centering a div with Tailwind CSS. There is no right and wrong choice, so feel free to use whichever method you feel most comfortable using. Lets dive in!

1. Centering a div using Flex in Tailwind

We will start by using flex to center a div vertically and horizontally on a page. But before that, if you have not integrated Tailwind within your html project, check my previous article for a quick run through on how you can add tailwind to your html project.

<div class="flex justify-center items-center h-screen">
      Centered using flex
</div>

Lets break down what we just did:

  • Flex: adds the CSS flex property (display:flex).
  • justify-center: used to center the div horizontally
  • items-center: used to center the content vertically
  • h-screen: not necessary but it sets the height of the div to 100vh (height:100vh).

That was easy right ? Lets move on to the second way of centering a div with Tailwind CSS.

2. Centering a div using Grid in Tailwind

A second option of centering an html element is by using Grid. This approach is very similar to flex, but with a few changes.

<div class="grid place-items-center h-screen">
  Centered using Grid
</div>

Lets break down what we just did:

  • Grid: give the element a CSS grid property (display:grid).
  • place-items-center: places grid items on the center of their grid areas learn more
  • h-screen: sets the height of the div to 100vh (height:100vh).

Conclusion

I hope you can now center a div using either grid or flex😊. Thank you for reading. If you have any questions, feels free to reach me through twitter @khazifire. And don't forget to follow for more similar content.

 
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