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Absolut Center (A Post About ‘Absolute Centering’)


I recently read a Smashing Magazine post by Stephen Shaw on making things appear slap bang in the middle of a web page no matter what – this is known in the trade as ‘absolute centering’. Believe it or not this is something that web developers and designers have been struggling with for years. Stephen’s method is so astonishingly elegant in its simplicity, I just had to try it out for myself! Of course, I needed an object to place in that central position and the idea struck me. Ten minutes later it was a reality. I tweeted about it and Stephen replied:

Great little demo! Absolut-ly perfect.

I really hope Absolut don’t mind – I know their iconic ad campaign has been spoofed a few times before!