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CSS help centering page

Discussion in 'CSS' started by Finn6107, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. #1
    I am trying to make the background colour of my container fill the whole page, and still have the container with my text and photos be centered in the page. When I changed the width to 100% the colour filled the page.
    <div id=container "width: 100%">
    Inside that div I made a div container2 with all my data. It is currently at the left side of the page, but I would like it to stay in the center. Is there a class or style that I can apply to this div to do this?

    I am not a web designer and I'm only doing this on a family business website, so please be kind.
    Thank you
    Solved! View solution.
    Finn6107, Mar 19, 2017 IP
  2. #2
    Simplest way? Put your background color on the body element.
    body {
        background-color: #eee;
        margin: 0; }
    Code (markup):
    We zero the body's margin to kill the 8px default margin on body.

    For the container element, set a proportional width with a maximum.
    #container {
        margin: 0 auto;
        max-width: 48em; /*this is reasonable for a two column page; just don't let it get too wide
                           to comfortably read*/
        width: 95%; /*gives a minimum spacing on either side of the content block*/ }
    Code (markup):
    kk5st, Mar 19, 2017 IP
  3. mike30

    mike30 Well-Known Member

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    Send me the link of your page I can help you with that. (to have a better idea of what you are trying to achieve)
    mike30, Mar 19, 2017 IP
  4. Finn6107

    Finn6107 Peon

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    Thank you Gary. That worked perfectly and I appreciated the simplicity.
    Finn6107, Mar 19, 2017 IP