CSS column-rule Property


The column-rule CSS property is used to define the style, color, and width of the rule (line) that separates columns within a multi-column layout. It allows web developers to customize the visual separation between columns in a more appealing and structured way. By specifying values for column-rule, such as color, width, and style, designers can create visually pleasing column layouts that enhance the readability and aesthetics of their web content. Individual properties are: column-rule-width, column-rule-style, and column-rule-color.

Initial value
See individual properties
Applies to
Multi-column elements
Computed value
See individual properties
JavaScript syntax

Interactive Demo

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column-rule: <column-rule-width> || <column-rule-style> || [ <column-rule-color> | transparent ] 



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.book { 
   column-count: 3; 
   column-width: 200px; 
   column-rule: 2px solid red; 
   -moz-column-count: 3; 
   -moz-column-width: 200px; 
   -moz-column-rule: 2px solid red; 
   -webkit-column-count: 3; 
   -webkit-column-width: 200px; 
   -webkit-column-rule: 2px solid red; }

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the CSS column-rule property.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 1st January 2024