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Posted on 2016-11-18
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Hi all,

I am trying to get

The text and download buttons to be in the centre of this div, height and width.

My code just don't seem to work I have tried everything. any help is highly appreciated, Thanks.

Here is the design

Screen-Shot-2016-11-18-at-13.52.05.png
Here is My code

HTML

<div id="clear"></div>
       
          <div id="downloadsection">
          <div id="downloadtext">
          <h1>Download the app Today!</h1>
          <div class="button3">TRY APP</div>
          <div class="button4">BUY APP</div>
          </div>
          </div>

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CSS

/* START DOWNLOAD SECTION */

#downloadsection {
    background-color: #0C2633;
    height: 400px; 
    width: 100%;
}

#downloadsection h1{
    margin: top: 50px;  
    text-align: center;
    margin-bottom: 20px;
    color: #1da6c4; 
    font-size: 35px; 
    text-transform: uppercase;
    
}

#downloadtext {
      
    width: 52%;
    background-color: pink;
    display: block; 
    margin: 0 auto; 
    

}

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I really need to get this sorted asap.

Thanks Again.
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Question by:Mike Moore
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by:Paweł
ID: 41892852
here you go

http://codepen.io/chooch/pen/vygBJP

<div id="clear"></div>

<div id="downloadsection">
  <div id="downloadtext">
    <h1>Download the app Today!</h1>
    <span class="button">TRY APP</span>
    <span class="button">BUY APP</span>
  </div>
</div>


/* START DOWNLOAD SECTION */

#downloadsection {
    background-color: #0C2633;
    height: 400px;
    width: 100%;
    display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: center;
}

#downloadsection h1{
    margin: top: 50px;  
    text-align: center;
    margin-bottom: 20px;
    color: #1da6c4;
    font-size: 35px;
    text-transform: uppercase;
   
}

#downloadtext {
  margin:50% auto;
     text-align: center;
    width: 52%;
    background-color: pink;
    display: block;
    margin: 0 auto;
}
   


just made you two link buttons into inline elements that means they'll just render next to each other as long as they have space, then i just centered everything in your containing div. an volia
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by:Mike Moore
ID: 41892857
Hi, what did you change? sorry I'm new to web dev.

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Paweł earned 2000 total points
ID: 41892863
no worries, takes a bit to get a handle on it. i made the outer container the box that contains the pink content one into a flex box and set it's properties


  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: center;

actually rather than me give you a second hand explanation, check out the following
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Flexible_Box_Layout/Using_CSS_flexible_boxes
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by:Mike Moore
ID: 41892875
Thanks a bunch.

I am in my 1st month at uni so this really helps.

Regards,
Mike
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by:Mike Moore
ID: 41892884
just one more thing, sorry.

I can't get the text to align inside the buttons also same sort of problem.

any idea?

Screen-Shot-2016-11-18-at-14.22.33.png
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Expert Comment

by:Paweł
ID: 41892893
so the buttons are inside span tags now, which are inline elements, what i would do is give them a padding something like

.button{
  background-color:red;
  padding: 2px 10px;
}

that or give them a static width and change the display of the element to inline-block

.button{
  background-color:red;
  width:200px;
  display:inline-block;
  text-align:center;
}

the text-align:center is probably not needed,

take a look at the codepen
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by:Paweł
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by:Julian Hansen
ID: 41892917
Flex has cross browser limitations. Another option is to use display: table like so
<style type="text/css">
#downloadsection {
  background-color: #0C2633;
  height: 400px; 
  width: 100%;
  display: table;
}
#downloadsection h1 {
  margin: top: 50px;  
  text-align: center;
  margin-bottom: 20px;
  color: #1da6c4; 
  font-size: 35px; 
  text-transform: uppercase;
}
#downloadtext {
  width: 100%;
  text-align: center;
  display: table-cell;
  height: 100%;
  vertical-align: middle;
}
.button {
  border-radius: 5px;
  padding: 5px 25px;
  color: white;
  font-size: 25px;
  margin-left: 15px;
}
.button3 {
  background: #1fb18a;
}
.button4 {
  background: #1ea6c4;
}
</style>

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HTML
    <div id="clear"></div>
      <div id="downloadsection">
        <div id="downloadtext">
          <h1>Download the app Today!</h1>
          <a class="button button3">TRY APP</a>
          <a class="button button4">BUY APP</a>
      </div>
    </div>

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Working sample here
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by:Mike Moore
ID: 41892923
Thanks I appreciate all your help. I will give it a shot.
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