CSS3 - Multi Columns


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CSS3 supported multi columns to arrange the text as news paper structure.

Some of most common used multi columns properties as shown below −

Sr.No. Value & Description
1

column-count

Used to count the number of columns that element should be divided.

2

column-fill

Used to decide, how to fill the columns.

3

column-gap

Used to decide the gap between the columns.

4

column-rule

Used to specifies the number of rules.

5

rule-color

Used to specifies the column rule color.

6

rule-style

Used to specifies the style rule for column.

7

rule-width

Used to specifies the width.

8

column-span

Used to specifies the span between columns.

Example

Below example shows the arrangement of text as new paper structure.

<html>
   <head>
      <style>
         .multi {
            /* Column count property */
            -webkit-column-count: 4;
            -moz-column-count: 4;
            column-count: 4;
            
            /* Column gap property */
            -webkit-column-gap: 40px; 
            -moz-column-gap: 40px; 
            column-gap: 40px;
            
            /* Column style property */
            -webkit-column-rule-style: solid; 
            -moz-column-rule-style: solid; 
            column-rule-style: solid;
         }
      </style>
   </head>

   <body>
   
      <div class = "multi">
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      </div>
      
   </body>
</html>

It will produce the following result −

For suppose, if user wants to make text as new paper without line, we can do this by removing style syntax as shown below −

.multi {
   /* Column count property */
   -webkit-column-count: 4;
   -moz-column-count: 4;
   column-count: 4;
   
   /* Column gap property */
   -webkit-column-gap: 40px; 
   -moz-column-gap: 40px; 
   column-gap: 40px;
}

It will produce the following result −

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