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The <center> element center-aligns text in an HTML page. The element is deprecated in HTML 4.01 and obsolete in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

Overview Table

DOM Interface

This page exists for a history lesson only. The <center> element has been removed from the specification. It is advised to use CSS instead; the properties text-align and margin may be a good place to start.


This example uses the <center> element to center text on a page.

<center>This text appears centered on the page.</center>

This example uses the CSS property text-align to center the content of a <div>.

<div style="text-align: center">This text appears centered on the page</div>


 Do not use this element anymore.

Related specifications

HTML 4.01
W3C Recommendation