How do I position the search box to my specs?

Tags: css,wordpress

Problem :

I've got the search-form within a div but I can't seem to position it where I wan't. Using "top","bottom","left","right" commands aren't working. The command "margin: 0 auto;" centers the div on the x plane but not on the y plane. Anybody know why this is happening & how I can change it?


#box {
    height: 60px;
    width: 100%;
#postcode-search {
    height: 60px;
    width: 510px;
    border: 3px solid yellow;
    margin: 0 auto;

input#item-search.form-control {
    height: 50px;
    width: 450px;
    border: 1px solid #fd0e35;
    padding: 0px;
    top: 400px;
    vertical-align: middle;
    font-size: 14px;
    text-align: center;


<div id="box">
    <div id="postcode-search">
        <?php get_search_form();?>

Solution :

You can do this with Flexbox

#postcode-search {
  height: 60px;
  width: 510px;
  border: 3px solid yellow;
  margin: 0 auto;
  display: flex;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: center;
<div id="box">
  <div id="postcode-search">
    Search box

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