CSS Flex Column Wrap: Example + Illustration

CSS Flex Column Wrap: Example + Illustration

See illustration to see how to allow flex-items to wrap onto new columns

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Wesley (ByteGrad)
·Nov 10, 2021·

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The illustration is pretty self-explanatory:

CSS-Flexbox-Create-Multiple-Columns.png

Note that you do need to set a fixed height on the parent element (e.g. height: 1150px). Otherwise the flex-items won't wrap -- they will just stretch out the flex-container more and more.

The example uses align-content instead of align-items because we have multiple columns after wrapping the flex-items. Use align-items when you have just 1 column (no wrapping).

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