FAQ: Learn CSS Selectors Visual Rules - CSS Visual Rules - Text Align I


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How is the center determined? If the size of the screen changes, won’t the center shift?

when I edit the code to align in the center the code makes no change to the website on the right hand side of the screen. I know that it’s right because I checked the solution.

Is the text-align property necessary for left-aligned text? Since the default alignment is already left, when should “text-align: left;” be used?

text-align is an inheritable property so if the parent has this property, all its children will inherit it. We won’t want the text content of the site to be center aligned, so the children that contain text will need to be left aligned.

Bottom line, if an element does not inherit center, right or justify alignment from a parent, then it’s safe to rely upon the default style sheet; i.e., text-align: left;.