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CSS Vertical Align

The CSS vertical align property is used to define the vertical alignment of an inline or table-cell box. It is the one of the self-explanatory property of CSS. It is not very easy property for beginners.

What it does

  1. It is applied to inline or inline-block elements.
  2. It affects the alignment of the element, not its content. (except table cells)
  3. When it applied to the table cells, it affect the cell contents, not the cell itself.

CSS Vertical Align Values

value description
baseline It aligns the baseline of element with the baseline of parent element. This is a default value.
length It is used to increase or decrease length of the element by the specified length. negative values are also allowed.
% It is used to increase or decrease the element in a percent of the "line-height" property. negative values are allowed.
sub It aligns the element as if it was subscript.
super It aligns the element as if it was superscript.
top It aligns the top of the element with the top of the tallest element on the line.
bottom It aligns the bottom of the element with the lowest element on the line.
text-top the top of the element is aligned with the top of the parent element's font.
middle the element is placed in the middle of the parent element.
text-bottom the bottom of the element is aligned with the bottom of the parent element's font.
initial It sets this property to Its default value.
inherit inherits this property from Its parent element.

CSS Vertical Align Example

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Output:

Good Morning Friends This is an image with a default alignment.

Good Morning Friends This is an image with a text-top alignment.

Good Morning Friends This is an image with a text-bottom alignment.

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