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How TO - Position Text Over an Image


Learn how to place text over an image.


Image Text

Norway
Bottom Left
Top Left
Top Right
Bottom Right
Centered

How To Place Text in Image

Step 1) Add HTML:

Example

<div class="container">
  <img src="img_fjords_wide.jpg" alt="Norway" style="width:100%;">
  <div class="bottom-left">Bottom Left</div>
  <div class="top-left">Top Left</div>
  <div class="top-right">Top Right</div>
  <div class="bottom-right">Bottom Right</div>
  <div class="centered">Centered</div>
</div>


Step 2) Add CSS:

Example

/* Container holding the image and the text */
.container {
    position: relative;
    text-align: center;
    color: white;
}

/* Bottom left text */
.bottom-left {
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 8px;
    left: 16px;
}

/* Top left text */
.top-left {
    position: absolute;
    top: 8px;
    left: 16px;
}

/* Top right text */
.top-right {
    position: absolute;
    top: 8px;
    right: 16px;
}

/* Bottom right text */
.bottom-right {
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 8px;
    right: 16px;
}

/* Centered text */
.centered {
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
}
Try it Yourself »

To learn more about how to style images, read our CSS Images tutorial.

To learn more about CSS positoning, read our CSS Position tutorial.