[Solved] HTML center content through margin auto not working

I have the following Html code

<div id="team">
    <img src="assets/divider.png" id="divider">
    <img src="assets/team.png" id="team_pic">

The following CSS

div#team {
    margin: 0 auto;

However, the child elements divider and team pic are all the way to the left. I though margin:auto would center everything.

then I put the following into the child elements.

div#team img#team_pic {

Nope, nothing happen, the elements still to left and not centered.

Solution #1:

You need to set a width to #team, for example:

div#team {
   margin: 0 auto;
   width: 800px;

… which is a shorthand version of:

div#team {
    margin-top: 0;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-bottom: 0;
    margin-right: auto;
    width: 800px;
Respondent: Sandro

Solution #2:

Images are inline level elements by default. You need to use display:block; if you want your images and margin to work properly.

 display: block;
Respondent: Gabriel Ferraz

Solution #3:

float will upset this too.. float:none; does the trick if you think it may be inheriting a ‘float’ directive from another rule somewhere.

Respondent: Justin Mann

Solution #4:

Team needs to have a width to be able to use margin: auto.

div#team {
    margin: 0 auto;
    width: 400px;

Here is a fiddle: JS Fiddle

Respondent: btevfik

Solution #5:

*Use the
for the images classes.

Respondent: Thilanka De Silva

Solution #6:

#team { 
    margin: auto; 
    width: 400px;

Basically margin depends on width if and only if we want to show our div in the center of the page.

Respondent: Hassaan

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