Re: Proposal: content-vertical-alignment

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 13:47:00 +0200, Lachlan Hunt  
<> wrote:

> Emrah BASKAYA wrote:
>> Proposal: A new property that will allow any content in a given element  
>> to
>> be centered vertically:
>> content-vertical-align
> Just incase you, and anyone else, are unaware of this fact, vertical  
> centering is already possible using at least 2 different methods that I  
> know of (ignoring browser support issues).

As it seems that this was not common knowledge, I would like to mention  
that there is some more methods:

It tries to document some methods of vertical centering. Some methods are  
not in it. For example inline-block inside inline block method is not yet  

All have some issues, and not only in browser support. I would like to see  
good solution. This far I have not seen good one. Solution should solve  
the problem of centered content is bigger than element in which it is  
centered, even when max-height can't be set. If that is not solved there  
is no reason for new method.

PS. Someone said that IE6 supports inline-block for only natively inline  
content. That is not true, you can also use it with combination with  
display:inline; , but it still sometimes don't work. You might need to use  
some magic, like add line body {text-align:left}

Lauri Raittila <>
@Utrecht, NL

Received on Thursday, 16 June 2005 17:02:03 UTC