column-count

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  • Revision title: column-count
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{{ CSSRef() }}

Summary

The column-count CSS property describes the number of columns of the element.

  • {{ Xref_cssinitial() }}: {{ Cssxref("auto") }}
  • Applies to: non-replaced block-level elements (except table elements), table cells, and inline-blocks elements
  • {{ Xref_cssinherited() }}: no
  • Media: {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}
  • {{ Xref_csscomputed() }}: specified value

Syntax

column-count: integer     or
column-count: auto

where :

auto
Is a keyword indicating that the number of columns should be determined by other CSS properties, like {{ cssxref("column-width") }}.
integer
Is a strictly positive {{ xref_cssinteger() }} describing the ideal number of columns into which the content of the element will be flowed. If the {{ cssxref("column-width") }} is also set to a non-auto value, it merely indicates the maximum allowed number of columns.

Examples

.content-box {
  border: 10px solid #000000;
  column-count:3;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Multi-column Layout Module Level 3 {{ Spec2('CSS3 Multicol') }}  

Browser compatibility

{{ CompatibilityTable() }}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}{{ property_prefix('-webkit') }} 1.5 (1.8){{ property_prefix('-moz') }} 10 11.1 3.0 (522){{ property_prefix('-webkit') }}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatVersionUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }} {{ CompatUnknown() }}

See also

Revision Source

<p>{{ CSSRef() }}</p>
<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <code>column-count </code>CSS property describes the number of columns of the element.</p>
<ul class="cssprop">
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinitial() }}:</dfn> {{ Cssxref("auto") }}</li>
  <li><dfn>Applies to:</dfn> non-replaced block-level elements (except table elements), table cells, and inline-blocks elements</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinherited() }}:</dfn> no</li>
  <li><dfn>Media:</dfn> {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_csscomputed() }}:</dfn> <a href="/en/CSS/specified_value" title="specified value">specified value</a></li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Syntax" name="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="eval">column-count: <em>integer</em>     or
column-count: auto
</pre>
<p>where :</p>
<dl>
  <dt style="margin-left: 40px;">
    auto</dt>
  <dd style="margin-left: 40px;">
    Is a keyword indicating that the number of columns should be determined by other CSS properties, like {{ cssxref("column-width") }}.</dd>
  <dt style="margin-left: 40px;">
    <em>integer</em></dt>
  <dd style="margin-left: 40px;">
    Is a strictly positive {{ xref_cssinteger() }} describing the ideal number of columns into which the content of the element will be flowed. If the {{ cssxref("column-width") }} is also set to a non-<strong>auto</strong> value, it merely indicates the maximum allowed number of columns.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Examples" name="Examples">Examples</h2>
<pre class="eval">.content-box {
  border: 10px solid #000000;
  column-count:3;
}
</pre>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Specification</th>
      <th scope="col">Status</th>
      <th scope="col">Comment</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td><a class="external" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#cc" title="http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#cc">CSS Multi-column Layout Module Level 3</a></td>
      <td>{{ Spec2('CSS3 Multicol') }}</td>
      <td> </td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{ CompatibilityTable() }}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari (WebKit)</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}{{ property_prefix('-webkit') }}</td>
        <td>1.5 (1.8){{ property_prefix('-moz') }}</td>
        <td>10</td>
        <td>11.1</td>
        <td>3.0 (522){{ property_prefix('-webkit') }}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Phone</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatVersionUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
        <td>{{ CompatUnknown() }}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also" name="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li><a href="/en/CSS/CSS_Reference" title="CSS Reference">CSS Reference</a></li>
  <li>{{ CSS_Reference:Columns() }}</li>
</ul>
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