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Creating A Multi-Column Layout Using CSS3

There are many intere­sting and exciting functions that are available for CSS 3 (Cascading Style Sheets).   There are numerous additions to CSS 3 Like adding images to borders, adding shadow effects on text, adding multiple backgrounds and more.  I will go through some of the new features in CSS 3, and try to uncover more though the blog as time goes by.

Multi-column layout

The CSS3 function for Multi-Column Layout allows the user to creating a design similar to a Newspaper layout. With designs of blogs and websites heading towards a magazine layout type of style I figured this is truly a helpful style to use.

Multi-column Layout Properties

column-count: 3;  this sets the number of columns for which the content will flow.
column-width: 1em; this property sets the width of each column.
column-rule: 1px solid black; this sets a border between the columns.

Code sample:

  width: 200px;
  column-count: 2;
  column-width: 100px;
  column-gap: 10px
  column-rule: 1px solid black;


Now if you want to have something span across the columns that can be easily down with the column span property.

Code sample: 

column-span: all; This allows objects (text/images/etc) to display through multiple columns.


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