In this example, the
text-align property is used to control the horizontal alignment of text within its containing element. It determines how the text is positioned within the block-level element or inline element box. Here's a detailed explanation of how the
text-align property works:
1. Horizontal Alignment:
text-align property affects the horizontal alignment of text content within its containing element. It can be applied to block-level elements (such as
, etc.) and inline elements (such as
2. Values of
text-align property accepts several values that define the desired horizontal alignment of the text:
left: Aligns the text to the left edge of the containing element.
right: Aligns the text to the right edge of the containing element.
center: Centers the text horizontally within the containing element.
justify: Distributes the text evenly within the containing element, creating straight left and right edges.
start: Behaves like
left in left-to-right languages, but like
right in right-to-left languages.
end: Behaves like
right in left-to-right languages, but like
left in right-to-left languages.
To use the
text-align property, target the desired element(s) and set the
text-align value. For example:
text-align property is applied to
elements, causing the text within them to be centered horizontally.
4. Nested Elements:
text-align property affects not only the direct text content but also the alignment of any nested elements. For example, if you apply
text-align: center to a parent
text-align property cascades down the DOM tree, meaning that child elements inherit the value from their parent elements. However, the
text-align value can be overridden for individual elements by specifying a different value.
6. Inline Elements:
For inline elements, the
text-align property aligns the text within the inline box, affecting its position relative to other inline elements or surrounding content. It does not change the layout of the surrounding content or create a new block-level box.
text-align property only affects horizontal alignment. To control vertical alignment, you can use other CSS properties such as
vertical-align or flexbox alignment properties.
By utilizing the
text-align property, you can easily control the horizontal alignment of text content within its containing element. This helps in achieving proper text presentation and alignment in your web designs.
In this example, the