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Solution to vertically position a ul list within a div and have it stay put.

  • # August 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Hello,

    I need to figure out how to vertically center the

    #wrap ul li { list-style:none;
    padding: 2px;
    display:block;
    line-height: 5px;
    }

    to the ribbon on this page. Right now it sits pretty much in the vertical center in Firefox and Safari, because I have given a line height to bump it there, but I need the real answer so it’s positioned correctly in all browsers.

    Please view the page hear:

    http://pittsells.com/sample.htm

    Kind regards,
    Jon

    # August 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I think i solved this at work, but unfotunately the code is at work I’ll look into it and return tomorrow if it is indeed the solution.

    # August 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    If you wish to centre the links you should generally set the text size to the same as the line height (providing that you have the same padding top and bottom).

    # August 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    @Paulie_D Did you mean that you should set the line-height to the same value as the height? The font-size has nothing to do with it.

    @pittles78 Try giving the list item a fixed height (rather than using padding) and then match the line-height to that value. That will be as consistent as you can get it cross-browser wise.

    # August 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks again sl1dr! That was the answer I was looking for.

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