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How to vertically align text with icon font?

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’ve a very basic HTML which mix plain text and icon fonts:

<div class="ui menu">
    <a href="t" class="item"><i class="large home basic icon"></i><span class="nav-text"> Accueil</span></a>
    <a href="" class="item"><i class="large camera retro icon"></i><span class="nav-text"> Créations</span></a>
    <a class="item"><span class="nav-text">Qui-suis je </span><i class="large help basic icon"></i></a>
</div>

The problem is that icons are not exactly rendered at the same height than the text:

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Any suggestion to fix it?

Answers:

You could add vertical-align:middle to the span elements:

UPDATED EXAMPLE HERE

.nav-text {
    vertical-align:middle;
}

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There are already a few answers here but I found flexbox to be the cleanest and least “hacky” solution:

parent-element {
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
}

To support Safari < 8, Firefix < 21 and Internet Explorer > 10 (Use this polyfill to support IE8+9) you’ll need vendor prefixes:

parent-element {
  display: -webkit-box;
  display: -ms-flexbox;
  display: flex;
  -webkit-box-align: center;
      -ms-flex-align: center;
          align-items: center;
}

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vertical-align can take a unit value so you can resort to that when needed:

{
  display:inline-block;
  vertical-align: 5px;
}

{
  display:inline-block;
  vertical-align: -5px;
}

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Add this to your CSS:

.menu i.large.icon,
.menu i.large.basic.icon {
    vertical-align:baseline;
}

DEMO

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Set line-height to the vertical size of the picture, then do vertical-align:middle like Josh said.

so if the picture is 20px, you would have

{
line-height:20px;
font-size:14px;
vertical-align:middle;
}

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to center vertically and horizontally use this:

position: absolute;
top: 50%;
left: 50%;
transform: translate(-50%,-50%);

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You can use this property : vertical-align:middle;

.selector-class { 
    float:left;
    vertical-align:middle; 
} 

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Adding to the spans

vertical-align:baseline;

Didn’t work for me but

vertical-align:baseline;
vertical-align:-webkit-baseline-middle;

did work (tested on Chrome)