Summary

The column-fill CSS property controls how contents are partitioned into columns. Contents are either balanced, which means that contents in all columns will have the same height or, when using auto, just take up the room the content needs.

Initial valuebalance
Applies tomulticol elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual, but, in continuous media, has no effect in overflow columns
Computed valueas specified
Animatableno
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
column-fill: auto;
column-fill: balance;

/* Global values */
column-fill: inherit;
column-fill: initial;
column-fill: unset;

Values

auto
Is a keyword indicating that columns are filled sequentially.
balance
Is a keyword indicating that content is equally divided between columns.

Formal syntax

auto | balance

Examples

.content-box {
  column-count: 4;
  column-rule: 1px solid black;
  column-fill: balance;
  height: 200px;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Multi-column Layout Module
The definition of 'column-fill' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 13.0 (13.0)-moz ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) 13.0 (13.0)-moz ? ? ? (Yes)

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