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douchebag way of vertical alignment
.element {
position: relative;
top: 50%;
transform: translateY(-50%);
}

douchebag way of vertical alignment in my subjective opinion.

Even if it's a bad idea to you, it doesn't mean it is to somebody else. Context helps. Calling it a douchebag move isn't very appropriate.

why douchebag ?

I think it's funny! ... but then maybe I'm just a douchebag. :)

I do this regularly.. Is there a reason why I shouldn't or are you just kidding around?

grde1988 commented Sep 2, 2015

some light reading for everyone here... http://colintoh.com/blog/display-table-anti-hero

This works well a lot of the time, but just be aware that since css transforms are performed on layers on the GPU, the calculations it returns will not necessarily land on even pixels. When that happens you're going to get blurry text and edges.

If you know the height of the element you're centering, it's better to use a negative top margin that is half the height. That will always round to the nearest pixel. Or just cave and use flexbox 😄

mehas commented Jun 28, 2016

To prevent the half-pixel issue, set this on the parent element:

  transform-style: preserve-3d;
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