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Centering two images

Hello, I am trying to center two images side by side that have the same class name

<section class="connect" > <p>Connect with us!</p> <a href="some link"><img src="img/facebook-icon.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a> <a href="Some email"><img src="img/email-icon.png" alt="Email Logo" class="social-icon"></a> </section>

CSS:

.social-icon { text-align center

}

But this does not seem to work, if I replace .social-icon with .connect, it does but it also centers my paragraph which I do not want centered

Thanks!

4 Answers

Sterling W
Sterling W
8,142 Points

You are missing the semicolon and colon, try this:

.social-icon {
       text-align:center;
}

Doing this will center everything within the tag that you identified with "social-icon".

If your paragraph, which you do not want centered, is within the same "social-icon" tag as your image it will center them both because everything within the tag is centered.

You can create a unique <div> with an identifier (like social-icon) and use the same CSS above for this identifier.

Hope this helps

can you show us more of your code? That way we can help you better

Opps forgot to post my html

<section class="connect" >
      <p>Connect with us!</p>
        <a href="some link"><img src="img/facebook-icon.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
         <a href="some email"><img src="img/email-icon.png" alt="Email Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
      </section>

above I want to center the images but not the Connect with us

try this:

.connect {
     width: 200px;       /* enter any width you want as long as it's less than 100% */
     margin: 0 auto;     /* automatically put equal margins to the left and right of .connect */
     text-align: center; /* center everything in .connect */
}

.connect p {
     text-align: left;   /* align p to the left */
}

Also, the "0" in margin means zero top and bottom margin