How can I center the input field’s placeholder’s alignment in a html form?

I am using the following code, but it doesn’t work:

CSS ->

input.placeholder {
    text-align: center;
}
.emailField {
    top:413px;
    right:290px;
    width: 355px;
    height: 30px;
    position: absolute;
    border: none;
    font-size: 17;
    text-align: center;
}

HTML ->

<form action="" method="POST">
    <input type="text" class="emailField" placeholder="support@socialpic.org" style="text-align: center" name="email" />
    <!<input type="submit" value="submit" />  
</form>

2

If you want to change only the placeholder style, select the ::placeholder pseudo-element

::placeholder {
   text-align: center; 
}

/* or, for legacy browsers */

::-webkit-input-placeholder {
   text-align: center;
}

:-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 18- */
   text-align: center;  
}

::-moz-placeholder {  /* Firefox 19+ */
   text-align: center;  
}

:-ms-input-placeholder {  
   text-align: center; 
}

1

input{
   text-align:center;
}

is all you need.

Working example in FF6. This method doesn’t seem to be cross-browser compatible.

Your previous CSS was attempting to center the text of an input element which had a class of “placeholder”.

5

you can use also this way to write css for placeholder

input::placeholder{
   text-align: center;
}

/* or, for legacy browsers */

::-webkit-input-placeholder {
   text-align: center;
}

:-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 18- */
   text-align: center;  
}

::-moz-placeholder {  /* Firefox 19+ */
   text-align: center;  
}

:-ms-input-placeholder {  
   text-align: center; 
}

The HTML5 placeholder element can be styled for those browsers that accept the element, but in different ways, as you can see here: http://davidwalsh.name/html5-placeholder-css.

But I don’t believe that text-align will be interpreted by the browsers. At least on Chrome, this attribute is ignored. But you can always change other things, like color, font-size, font-family etc. I suggest you rethinking your design whether possible to remove this center behavior.

EDIT

If you really want this text centered, you can always use some jQuery code or plugin to simulate the placeholder behavior. Here is a sample of it: http://www.hagenburger.net/BLOG/HTML5-Input-Placeholder-Fix-With-jQuery.html.

This way the style will work:

input.placeholder {
    text-align: center;
}

You can make like this:

    <center>
    <form action="" method="POST">
    <input type="text" class="emailField" placeholder="support@socialpic.org" style="text-align: center" name="email" />
    <input type="submit" value="submit" />  
</form>
    </center>

Working CodePen here

1

You can use set in a class like below and set to input text class

CSS:

 .place-holder-center::placeholder {
        text-align: center;
    }

HTML:

<input type="text" class="place-holder-center">

You can try like this :

input[placeholder] {
   text-align: center;
}

::-webkit-input-placeholder {
 font-size: 14px;
 color: #d0cdfa;
 text-transform: uppercase;
 text-transform: uppercase;
 text-align: center;
 font-weight: bold;
}
:-moz-placeholder { 
 font-size:14px;
 color: #d0cdfa;
 text-transform: uppercase;
 text-align: center;
 font-weight: bold;
}
::-moz-placeholder { 
 font-size: 14px;
 color: #d0cdfa; 
 text-transform: uppercase;
 text-align: center;
 font-weight: bold;
} 
:-ms-input-placeholder { 
 font-size: 14px; 
 color: #d0cdfa;
 text-transform: uppercase;
 text-align: center;
 font-weight: bold;
}

By using the code snippet below, you are selecting the placeholder inside your input, and any code placed inside will affect only the placeholder.

input::-webkit-input-placeholder {
      text-align: center
}

2

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