Learn HTML-CSS: How To Vertically Center Text with CSS?

vertical-seoVertically centering text with CSS is not easy when compared to aligning text horizontally. There are different cases to handle when it comes to vertically centering text with CSS. Let’s go through them one by one.

Vertically aligning a single line of text

To vertically align a single line of text you need to use line-height property.

The CSS to achieve it is as follows:

Handling multiple lines of text

To handle multiple lines of text, you need to use the <span> tag to your advantage. So, how do you do it? Let’s take a look at the following code:


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So, how does it all work?

  1. First, the <span> tag sets the height of <div> tag using the line-height property.
  2. The <span> also becomes an inline-block with the use of the vertical-align: middle.
  3. With <span> now an inline-block, it can be set at middle by using vertical-align: middle which works great for inline-block elements.
  4. After that, the line-height is set to normal, enabling the inner content to flow according to the size of the div height and line-height property.

The second method could be a bit complex. However, it works great on all browsers. Do you have anything to add to the tutorial? If yes, then don’t forget to comment below.

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