Summary

The column-span CSS property makes it possible for an element to span across all columns when its value is set to all. An element that spans more than one column is called a spanning element.

Initial valuenone
Applies toin-flow block-level elements
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

column-span: none;
column-span: all;

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

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

Examples

h1, h2 {
  column-span: all;
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)-webkit (Yes) No support 10 11.10 (Yes) -webkit
Unprefixed 50.0 (Yes)        
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support (Yes)-webkit ? (Yes) No support ? 11.10 (Yes)-webkit (Yes)-webkit
Unprefixed No support 50.0 (Yes)         50.0

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