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Sean Mooneyham
Sean Mooneyham
10,392 Points

Cannot center multiple text boxes with each other.

I am working on a form just to get a better handle of html forms. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the <input type="text"> boxes to line up with each other for "name, address 1 and address 2"

Here is my html:

<fieldset> <legend align="center"><b>Personal Information</b></legend> <div class="center"> <label for="name">Name</label> <input type="text" id="name" name="user_name"> <br> <label for="address1">Address 1</label> <input type="text" id="address1" name="user_address"> <br> <label for="address2">Address 2</label> <input type="text" id="address2" name="user_address"> <br> </div>

    <select id="state" name="user_state">
        <option value="empty"></option>
        <option value="md">MD</option>
        <option value="va">VA</option>
        <option value="dc">DC</option>


    <label for="zipcode">Zip</label>
    <input type="text" id="zipcode" size="5" maxlength="5" name="user_zip">

    <label for="email">Email</label>
    <input type="email" id="email" name="user_email">

and css:

body {

color: #610b0b;
background-color: #BCF5A9;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
border: 4px solid #38610b;


h1 {

margin: 0 0 30px 0;
text-align: center;


h2 { text-align: center; }

form { text-align: center; }

input { padding: 5px; margin: 0 0 10px 0; }

state {

margin: 0 5px 0 0;


header { background-color: #088a08; border-color: #D7DF01; margin: 0 0 30px 0; padding: 5px 0 0 0; width: 100%; }

fieldset legend { margin: auto; text-align: center; }

fieldset { width: 100%; Height: 100%; border: 0; }

.center input {

text-align: center;


I've tried many different ways to make this happen (except tables), and nothing is working. I appreciate any help.

2 Answers

Sean Mooneyham
Sean Mooneyham
10,392 Points

Aaaand my post just failed.

idan ben yair
idan ben yair
10,288 Points

Hi Sean try to use

margin: 0 auto; Padding: 0 auto;

It will reset the automatic CSS settings and will most likely centralize your stuff :)

Let me know if that worked.

Also if you're trying to line up elements next to each other try:

Display: inline-block;