How can I center an absolutely positioned element in a div?


I need to place a div (with position:absolute;) element in the center of my window. But I am having problems doing so, because the width is unknown.

I tried this. But it needs to be adjusted as the width is responsive.

.center {
  left: 50%;
  bottom: 5px;

How can I do it?


  <div style="position: absolute; left: 50%;">
    <div style="position: relative; left: -50%; border: dotted red 1px;">
      I am some centered shrink-to-fit content! <br />
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Answered By – bobince

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