How can I put element in the middle of vertical align?

Tags: javascript,jquery,html,css

Problem :

I made DEMO with JSfiddle so please check.

This show a comment that slides from right side to very left.
It's shown just a little bit above than middle of vertical align.

How can I show it right in middle?
Please fix and update my JSfiddle


function transition() {

        $('.newsticker p').animate({"marginLeft":"400px","opacity":".0"}, 600).fadeOut(100);
        $('.newsticker').append("<p style='margin-left:400px;opacity:0'>Hello! This is a test</p>");
        $('.newsticker p').animate({"marginLeft":"0px","opacity":"1"}, 600);


setInterval(transition, 2000);


    border:1px solid #666666;

.newsticker p{


<div class="newsticker"> 

Solution :

First reset browsers default stylesheet like margin or padding by:

* {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 0;

Then add line-height: 100px; CSS declaration to the .newsticker element:

    border:1px solid #666666;
    height:100px; /* --------  */
    line-height: 100px; /*  |  */
             /*   ^----------  */

JSFiddle Demo


By using CSS, it is almost impossible to achieve this goal. I create a jQuery version, It calculates height of the dynamic paragraph and set top property to get it to the middle of its parent. In this case a little change is needed in CSS:


div.newsticker {
    position: relative; /* Add relative position to the parent */
    overflow: hidden;   /* Hide the overflow */

.newsticker p {
    width: 100%;       /* Set the width of paragraph to '100%' or 'inherit' */


var newsticker = $('.newsticker'),
    maxHeight = newsticker.height();

function transition() {
        marginLeft : "400px",
        opacity : ".0"
    }, 600).fadeOut(100);

            'margin-left' : '400px',
            'opacity'     : '0'
        // Put your text in .text() method:
        }).text('Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Ipsam suscipit nihil voluptatibus maxime sit quam delectus eaque officiis cumque accusamus velit nesciunt deserunt veniam molestias alias? Eaque iste quia non.')
    ).find('p').each(function() {
        if ($(this).css('top') == 'auto')
            (maxHeight - $(this).height()) / 2

    newsticker.find('p').animate({"marginLeft":"0px","opacity":"1"}, 600);
setInterval(transition, 2000);

Here is the JSFiddle Demo.

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