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The column-span CSS property makes it possible for an element to span across all columns when its value is set to all.

/* Keyword values */
column-span: none;
column-span: all;

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

An element that spans more than one column is called a spanning element.

Syntax

The column-span property is specified as one of the keyword values listed below.

Values

none
The element does not span multiple columns.
all
The element spans across all columns. Content in the normal flow that appears before the element is automatically balanced across all columns before the element appears. The element establishes a new block formatting context.

Formal syntax

none | all

Example

In this example, the heading is made to span across all the columns of the article.

HTML

<article>
  <h2>My Very Special Columns</h2>
  <p>This is a bunch of text split into three columns
     using the CSS `columns` property. The text
     is equally distributed over the columns.</p>
</article>

CSS

article {
  columns: 3;
}

h2 {
  column-span: all;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Multi-column Layout Module
The definition of 'column-span' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Initial valuenone
Applies toin-flow block-level elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderper grammar

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support

50

Yes -webkit-

Yes

Yes -webkit-

No10

11.1

15 -webkit-

Yes -webkit-
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support

50

Yes -webkit-

50

Yes -webkit-

Yes

Yes -webkit-

No ? Yes -webkit- ?

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