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

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IainIsCreative commented Oct 28, 2014

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.

@gabssnake

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gabssnake commented Oct 28, 2014

why douchebag ?

@rowe-morehouse

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rowe-morehouse commented May 7, 2015

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

@adamsheridan

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adamsheridan commented Jun 19, 2015

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

@grde1988

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grde1988 commented Sep 2, 2015

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

@josephschmitt

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josephschmitt commented May 19, 2016

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

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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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