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© Sam Hampton-Smith 2016

Sam Hampton-Smith, Pro CSS3 Layout Techniques, 10.1007/978-1-4302-6503-0_4

4. CSS Multi-column Layout

Sam Hampton-Smith

(1)Elgin, Morayshire, UK

The CSS Multi-column Layout module provides a solution to one of the fundamental layout issues that has faced web designers since the very earliest days of the Web: how to arrange content so that it occupies multiple vertical containers, like a newspaper or magazine. Over the years, ingenious web designers have developed a variety of workarounds to create multi-column layouts. Initially this involved using tables to align columns of content as if each element was a value in a cell. More recently, clever combinations of floating elements, clearing elements, and occasional JavaScript ...

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