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How to create columns in HTML

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HTML columns are used to arrange data in an organized way, this allows clear comparisons to be made between 2 things.

Defining columns in HTML

An HTML column is defined in the <div> tag using the class = "column" keyword. More columns can be added by adding more divs with the same class. The following syntax is used to add columns in HTML.

  • <div class="row"> tag is used to initialize the row where all the columns will be added.
  • <div class="column" > tag is used to add the corresponding number of columns.
  • style="background-color:#aaa;" property is used to give color to the column.
  • Individual properties, such as width: 50%;, are added to the columns in the style sheet for that particular div.
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Below is an example of how to create 2 basic columns in HTML.

Multiple columns

HTML also allows the creation of more than two columns in a single row; we can set varying widths for these columns by specifying them in the style sheet.


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