CSS3 column-count Property


Example

Divide the text in the <div> element into three columns:

div {
    -webkit-column-count: 3; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    -moz-column-count: 3; /* Firefox */
    column-count: 3;
}

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Definition and Usage

The column-count property specifies the number of columns an element should be divided into.

Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.columnCount=3 Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit- or -moz- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

Property
column-count 4.0 -webkit- 10.0 2.0 -moz- 3.1 -webkit- 15.0 -webkit
11.1

CSS Syntax

column-count: number|auto|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
number The optimal number of columns into which the content of the element will be flowed Play it »
auto Default value. The number of columns will be determined by other properties, like e.g. "column-width" Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Examples

More Examples

Column-gap

Divide the text in a <div> element into three columns, and specify a 40 pixels gap between the columns.

div {
    -webkit-column-count: 3; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    -moz-column-count: 3; /* Firefox */
    column-count: 3;

    -webkit-column-gap: 40px; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    -moz-column-gap: 40px; /* Firefox */
    column-gap: 40px;
}

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Column-rule

Specify the width, style and color of the rule between columns.

div {
    -webkit-column-count: 3; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    -moz-column-count: 3; /* Firefox */
    column-count: 3;

    -webkit-column-gap: 40px; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    -moz-column-gap: 40px; /* Firefox */
    column-gap: 40px;

    -webkit-column-rule: 4px outset #ff00ff; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
    -moz-column-rule: 4px outset #ff00ff; /* Firefox */
    column-rule: 4px outset #ff00ff;
}

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Related Pages

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Multiple Columns

HTML DOM reference: columnCount property



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