column-gap

  • Revision slug: CSS/column-gap
  • Revision title: column-gap
  • Revision id: 238155
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{{ CSSRef() }}

Summary

The column-gap CSS property sets the size of the gap between columns for elements which are specified to display as a multi-column element.

  • {{ Xref_cssinitial() }}: {{ Cssxref("normal") }}
  • Applies to: all multi-column elements
  • {{ Xref_cssinherited() }}: no
  • Media: {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}
  • {{ Xref_csscomputed() }}: absolute length or 'normal'

Syntax

column-gap: length     or
column-gap: normal

where :

normal
Is a keyword indicating to use the browser-defined default spacing between columns. The specification, and most modern browsers follow it, recommends this keyword to be equal to a length of 1em.
length
Is a {{ xref_csslength() }} value defining the size of the gap between columns. It must not be negative, but may be equal to 0.

Examples

.content-box {
  border: 10px solid #000000;
  column-count: 3;
  column-gap: 20px;
}

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() }}

[*] Before Firefox 3 (Gecko 1.9), the default value associated to the normal keyword was 0 and not 1em.

See also

Revision Source

<p>{{ CSSRef() }}</p>
<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <code>column-gap</code> CSS property sets the size of the gap between columns for elements which are specified to display as a multi-column element.</p>
<ul class="cssprop">
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinitial() }}:</dfn> {{ Cssxref("normal") }}</li>
  <li><dfn>Applies to:</dfn> all multi-column elements</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_cssinherited() }}:</dfn> no</li>
  <li><dfn>Media:</dfn> {{ Xref_cssvisual() }}</li>
  <li><dfn>{{ Xref_csscomputed() }}:</dfn> absolute length or 'normal'</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Syntax" name="Syntax">Syntax</h2>
<pre class="eval">column-gap: <em>length</em>     or
column-gap: normal
</pre>
<p>where :</p>
<dl>
  <dt style="margin-left: 40px;">
    <code>normal</code></dt>
  <dd style="margin-left: 40px;">
    Is a keyword indicating to use the browser-defined default spacing between columns. The specification, and most modern browsers follow it, recommends this keyword to be equal to a length of <code>1em</code>.</dd>
  <dt style="margin-left: 40px;">
    <em>length</em></dt>
  <dd style="margin-left: 40px;">
    Is a {{ xref_csslength() }} value defining the size of the gap between columns. It must not be negative, but may be equal to <code>0</code>.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Examples" name="Examples">Examples</h2>
<pre>.content-box {
  border: 10px solid #000000;
  column-count: 3;
  column-gap: 20px;
}
</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/#column-gap" title="http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/#column-gap">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>
<p>[*] Before Firefox 3 (Gecko 1.9), the default value associated to the <code>normal</code> keyword was <code>0</code> and not <code>1em</code>.</p>
<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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