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Deprecated

Summary

The <center> element center-aligns text in an HTML page. The element is deprecated in HTML 4.01 and obsolete in HTML5. Use CSS instead.


Overview Table

DOM Interface HTMLElement

This page exists for a history lesson only. The <center> element has been removed from the specification. It is advised to use CSS instead; the properties text-align and margin may be a good place to start.

Examples

This example uses the <center> element to center text on a page.

HTML

<center>This text appears centered on the page.</center>

This example uses the CSS property text-align to center the content of a <div>.

HTML

<div style="text-align: center">This text appears centered on the page</div>

Usage

Do not use this element anymore.


Related specifications

Specification Status Related Changes
HTML 4.01 W3C Recommendation deprecated

Compatibility

Desktop

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

Mobile

Feature Android BlackBerry Chrome for mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Opera Mini Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Attribution

This article contains content originally from external sources.

Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]