Part of the Series:
How To Build a Website With HTML
This tutorial series will guide you through creating and further customizing this website using HTML, the standard markup language used to display documents in a web browser. No prior coding experience is necessary but we recommend you start at the beginning of the series if you wish to recreate the demonstration website.
Aligning your content to the center, left, or right can be useful for arranging content on your page. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to align text using HTML.
To align text on a webage, we can use the
style attribute and the property
For example, the following code snippet would center the text “Sample text”:
<p style="text-align:center;">Sample text</p>
To align your HTML content to the left or right, you would replace
In this tutorial, we’ll go through the process of using the
text-align property to center the images and text in the top section of our webpage as illustrated in our demonstration website.
To center this content, we’ll add the
text-align property to the
<div> element that contains the background image, profile image, title, subtitle, and link in the top section of the homepage.
<div> element in your
index.html file and add the highlighted text like so:
... <!--First section--> <div style="background-image: url('https://html.sammy-codes.com/images/background.jpg'); background-size: cover;; height:540px; text-align: center;"> <img src="https://html.sammy-codes.com/images/small-profile.jpeg" style="height:150px; border-radius: 50%; border: 10px solid #FEDE00; margin-top:80px;"> <h1 style="font-size:100px; color:white; margin:10px;">Sammy the Shark</h1> <em> <p style="font-size:30px; color: white;"> Senior Selachimorpha at DigitalOcean </p> </em> <p style="font-size: 20px; color:#1F9AFE;"> <a href="Webpage FilePath";> About this site </a> </p> </div> ...
Only copy and add the highlighted
text-align attribute as other parts of this HTML code will not be specific to your project. Save your file and reload it in the browser. You should receive something like this:
You should now understand how to center and align text and have a section that looks like the top section of the demonstration site. In the next tutorial, we will recreate the middle section of the demonstration site.