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CSS Column Width

“In this article, we will be discussing the column width property, which is used in CSS to alter the size of a div’s column. The column width attribute divides the div element into distinct segments based on the value specified. The column width property allows us to add functions in place of the values as it is very flexible for getting input. We will implement several examples of the column width property with different unit values and functions as the input value for the property.”

Example 01: Using the CSS Column Width Property With the Auto Function on a div Element in an HTML File

In this example, we’ll utilize the style tag CSS technique to add column width to a div element using the auto function. In this example, we’ll use a dummy paragraph within the div.

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We’ll start with the file’s header in this script, where we will add a style tag for defining styling properties for the different elements of the HTML file. In this styling class, we will define the column width property with the auto function representing the default view of a div on our webpage. We’ll begin the body tag once we finish the style and head tag. Using the h2 element, we will add a page heading to the body tag. Then, we will call the div tag, which will automatically inherit the styling class as it has been made with a general name for all the div elements. After this, we will close the tags for div and body and save the file for later viewing on our browser.

As we can see in the above output, the div element is present with the default column width as we defined in the styling class for the div element.

Example 02: Using the CSS Column Width Property With Pixel Format Value for a div Element in an HTML File

To add column width to a div element with a pixel value, we’ll utilize the style tag CSS technique. This value divides the column into the given value-based sections. In this example, we will use a dummy paragraph that will be contained inside the div.

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In this script, we will begin with the file’s header, where we will add a style tag to provide stylistic settings for the HTML file’s various parts. We will only apply a style class to the div element in this script. In this style class, we will define the column width property with a pixel value that will split the div on our website based on its length. We’ll begin the body tag once we finish the style and head tag. Then we’ll call the div tag, which will instantaneously inherit the styling class because it was given a generic name for all div elements. Following that, we will close the div and body tags and end the file.

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As we can see in the above snippet, the div element is divided into various portions based on the pixel value that we specified in the div element’s style class.

Example 03: Using the CSS Column Width Property With the Auto Function on a div Element in an HTML File

The style tag CSS technique will be used in this example to add column width to a div element with the initial function. This value returns the column width to its default value. In this example, we’ll utilize a bogus paragraph enclosed within the div.

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In this script, we’ll start with the file’s header and add a style tag to offer styling options for the HTML file’s various components. In this script, we will just apply a style class to the div element. In this style class, we will define the column width property with an initial function that will set the column width to the default values. After we finish the style and head tag, we’ll start on the body tag. The div tag will then be called, and it will immediately inherit the style class because it was given a generic name for all div components.

The div element is present in the above output, with the default column width determined in the style class for the div element by the beginning function.

Example 04: Using the CSS Column Width Property With Pixel Format Value for a div Element in an HTML File

In this example, the style tag CSS approach will be used to add column width to a div element with an “em” unit value. This value divides the column into the value-based parts specified.

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We’ll begin with the file’s header and add a style tag to provide styling choices for the HTML file’s various components in this script. We will just apply a style class to the div element in this script. In this style class, we will specify the column width property with an “em” value, which is a CSS unit that can be used instead of pixels. Using the h2 element, we will add a page header to the body tag. After that, we’ll insert the paragraph within the tags, close the div and body tags, and save the file for later viewing in our browser.

As seen in the above example, the div element is divided into different parts according to the “em” value specified in the div element’s style class.

Example 05: Using the CSS Column Width Property With the Inherent Function for a div Element in an HTML File

In this example, the style tag CSS technique will be used to increase column width to a div element using the inherit function. This method returns the column width to the value of its preceding parent attribute. We’ll use a fictitious text in our div in this example.

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In this script, we will apply multiple style classes to div components. We’ll start by creating the style classes in the file’s header. In the first styling class, we will give the column width property the auto function, which will set the width per the default settings. The column width property will then be present in the second class, but with the inherit method, allowing the column width to be set to the same value as the nearest parent property. Then we’ll close the style and head tags and insert two div elements with dummy content within the body tag. The first div element will be created with the div1 styling class, and the second div element will be created with the div2 styling class. Both div components will be separated by a heading to designate the appropriate div.

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In the output, we can see that the second div has inherited the first div.’s column width because of the inherent function defined with the column width property.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed the column width property that CSS provides in an HTML file. The column width property is used to define the length of a div’s column. This property can be used with different values and functions as it is a flexible property. We discussed and implemented the column width properties with several functions like the auto, inherit, and initial functions and also used pixel and “em” values to define the column width property in an HTML file.

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Aqsa Yasin

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