My stackoverflow answer #7

by krike in Other / Stackoverflow answers on 15 Nov 2010


Each week I feature one of my answers on stackoverflow hoping it might help other people.

The question

This weeks question by Junaid Abe Miessler: Is it possible to have auto margins when you have position:absolute?

I’m having an issue where a div is not butting up to the very top of the page. I tried to solve this by adding

position:absolute;
top:0px;

which put it at the top like I wanted but it also went to the left of the page. I want it to be centered in the page which works if I use auto left and right margins without position:absolute.

Is there any way to have auto margins AND position it at the very top of the page?

My anwser

I think you have to set left and right (or maybe only left) to 50%

left:50%;
right:50%;

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