CSS column-gap (Add Space between Columns)

The CSS column-gap property is used to define the gap or space between columns, in grid layout. For example:

HTML with CSS Code
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
   <style>
      div {column-count: 2; column-gap: 34px;}
   </style>
</head>
<body>

   <h2>The column-gap Property</h2>
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</body>
</html>
Output

The column-gap Property

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Note - To create a wall in between the gap, use column-rule property.

Note - The column-count divides an element into defined number of columns.

CSS column-gap Syntax

The syntax of column-gap property in CSS, is:

column-gap: x;

The value of x should be any of the following:

  • length - to specify the required gap. For example: 20px
  • normal to specify a normal gap. This is the default value
  • initial - to specify the gap using the default value
  • inherit - to specify the gap using the value inherited by its parent element

The column-gap property can be used in multiple columns model, grid layout model, or flexbox model.

CSS column-gap Example

HTML with CSS Code
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
   <style>
      .container {display: grid; column-gap: 6px; background-color: chocolate;
         grid-template-columns: auto auto auto;}
      .container > div {background-color: purple; padding: 14px; text-align: center;
         color: whitesmoke;}
   </style>
</head>
<body>

   <div class="container">
      <div>A</div>
      <div>B</div>
      <div>C</div>
      <div>D</div>
      <div>E</div>
      <div>F</div>
   </div>

</body>
</html>
Output
A
B
C
D
E
F

Note - The grid as the value of display property, is used to make an element as a block level grid container.

Note - The grid-template-columns is used to define the number of columns to create in grid layout.

Note - To define the gap between rows, use row-gap property.

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