column-span property CSS Reference

Definition and Usage

The column-span CSS property makes it possible for an element to span across all columns when its value is set to all. An element that spans more than one column is called a spanning element.

  • Initial none
  • Applies to in-flow block-level elements
  • Inherited no
  • Media visual
  • Computed Value as specified
  • Animatable no
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


Formal syntax: none | all
column-span: none
column-span: all
column-span: inherit


The element does not span multiple columns.
The element spans across all columns. Content in the normal flow that appears before the element is automatically balanced across all columns before the element appears. The element establishes a new block formatting context.


h1, h2 {
  column-span: all;


Desktop browsers

FeatureChromeFirefox (Gecko)Internet ExplorerOperaSafari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)-webkitNot supported1011.1+ (Yes)-webkit

Mobile browsers

FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidFirefox Mobile (Gecko)IE MobileOpera MobileSafari Mobile
Basic support (Yes)-webkitNANot supportedNA11.1+ (Yes)-webkit

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