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CSS3 multiple-column layout
browser support
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Explorer
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≤ 9 ≤ 1.0 ≤ 2 N/A ≤ 11.0
≥ 10
(2012)
≥ 1.5
(2005)
≥ 3
(2007)
≥ 1
(2008)
≥ 11.1
(2011)

{{Div col}}, together with {{div col end}}, is used to make a list into columns. It automatically breaks each column into an equal space, meaning, for instance, it isn't necessary to work out the halfway point between two columns. The template also offers options to set a smaller (90%) font-size (|small=yes), place vertical lines ("rules") between the columns (|rules=) and to add other custom styling (|style=).

{{Div col}} can create multiple columns in web browsers which support one of the following CSS properties:

Usage[edit]

|cols= or first unnamed parameter 
(Now deprecated, as colwidth below is better suited to flexible formatting for a variety of display screen sizes (from mobile phones, tablets, etc to widescreen cinema-style displays))
Specifies the number of columns (default 2).
|colwidth= or second unnamed parameter 
Specifies the minimum width of the columns and determines automatically the number of columns based on screen width (i.e. more columns will be shown on wider displays). Overrides cols.
|rules= 
Adds vertical lines ("rules") between the columns if set to yes or some CSS styling (e.g. 1px dashed blue;).
|gap= 
Specifies the space between the content of adjacent columns. The default spacing is 1em.
|style= 
CSS styling to apply to the columns.

Examples[edit]

{{Div col}}
* a
* b
* c
* d
* e
* f
* g
* h
{{Div col end}}
produces
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h
{{Div col|3}}
* a
* b
* c
* d
* e
* f
* g
* h
{{Div col end}}
produces
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h
{{Div col||10em}}
* a
* b
* c
* d
* e
* f
* g
* h
{{Div col end}}
produces
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h
{{Div col|rules=yes}}
* a
* b
* c
* d
* e
* f
* g
* h
{{Div col end}}
produces
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h
{{Div col|small=yes}}
* a
* b
* c
* d
* e
* f
* g
* h
{{Div col end}}
produces
  • a
  • b
  • c
  • d
  • e
  • f
  • g
  • h

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Div col

Breaks a list into columns. It automatically breaks each column to an equal space, so you do not manually have to find the half way point on two columns. The list is closed with {{div col end}}.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
cols cols1

Specifies the number of columns.

Default
2
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
colwidth colwidth2

Specifies the width of columns, and determines dynamically the number of columns based on screen width; more columns will be shown on wider displays. This overrides the 'cols' setting.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
rules rules

Produces vertical rules between the columns if set to yes.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
gap gap

Specifies the space between the content of adjacent columns.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
style style

Specifies any custom styling.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional

Redirects[edit]

See also[edit]

Column-generating template families[edit]

Family Type
Handles wiki
 table code?dagger
Start template Break between columns End template
"Col" Table {{Col-begin}}
or {{Col-begin-small}}
{{Col-break}}
{{Col-2}} .. {{Col-5}}
{{Col-end}}
"Col-float" CSS float Green tickY {{Col-float}} {{Col-float-break}} {{Col-float-end}}
"Columns" Table Green tickY {{Columns}}
"Columns-start" CSS float Green tickY {{Columns-start}} {{Column}} {{Columns-end}}
"Div col" CSS columns Green tickY {{Div col}}
– {{Columns-list}} (wrapper)
{{Div col end}}
"Multicol" Table {{Multicol}} {{Multicol-break}} {{Multicol-end}}

dagger I.e. can the columns handle the wiki markup {| | || |- |} used to create tables? If not, templates that produce these elements (such as {{(!}}, {{!}}, {{!!}}, {{!-}}, {{!)}}) and/or HTML tags (<table>...</table>, <tr>...</tr>, etc.) will need to be used instead.