Javascript – Using jQuery to center a DIV on the screen


How do I go about setting a <div> in the center of the screen using jQuery?

Best Solution

I like adding functions to jQuery so this function would help: = function () {
    this.css("top", Math.max(0, (($(window).height() - $(this).outerHeight()) / 2) + 
                                                $(window).scrollTop()) + "px");
    this.css("left", Math.max(0, (($(window).width() - $(this).outerWidth()) / 2) + 
                                                $(window).scrollLeft()) + "px");
    return this;

Now we can just write:


Demo: Fiddle (with added parameter)