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HTML

Using Margin to Center the Wrapper Text?

Still not understand the question "Select the Wrapper Element, and then center it on the page."

The correct answer was:

```#wrapper { margin: 0 auto; }

How does this center? I didn't use the attribute center?

2 Answers

Joseph Wachira
Joseph Wachira
17,972 Points

"margin: 0 auto;" means that the top and bottom margins will be zero. The auto tells the browser to split up the horizontal space evenly between the left and right margins thus resulting to a centered wrapper.

The center attribute is used for centering text.

Refer to this doc → centering things

Hope that helps.

Happy learning :)

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

The word auto puts a equal margin on both sides of whatever wrapper is connected to. This effectively moves the element to the middle of the page. The atribute center only works for text-align if instead you wanted to center a picture or div you would use this.