Html – Vertically align text next to an image

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Why won't vertical-align: middle work? And yet, vertical-align: top does work.

span{
  vertical-align: middle;
}
<div>
  <img src="https://via.placeholder.com/30" alt="small img" />
  <span>Doesn't work.</span>
</div>

Best Solution

Actually, in this case it's quite simple: apply the vertical align to the image. Since it's all in one line, it's really the image you want aligned, not the text.

<!-- moved "vertical-align:middle" style from span to img -->
<div>
  <img style="vertical-align:middle" src="https://via.placeholder.com/60x60">
  <span style="">Works.</span>
</div>

Tested in FF3.

Now you can use flexbox for this type of layout.

.box {
   display: flex;
   align-items:center;
}
<div class="box">
    <img src="https://via.placeholder.com/60x60">
    <span style="">Works.</span>
</div>