Forum: Ruby on Rails Splitting text into columns

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Ebac0be1687975b63a20da7b254442ab?d=identicon&s=25 Sebastian Probst Eide (Guest)
on 2007-03-25 21:44
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As far as I know there is no easy way to split a text block into
multiple columns on a webpage. Is there any sort of Ruby plugin that
has this functionality? So you can specify the size of a column and
have the plugin calculate how much text fits into each column based on
text sizes etc?

Best regards
Sebastian
Db7238007950074e9e73b76a81910406?d=identicon&s=25 tonypm (Guest)
on 2007-04-01 19:06
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I am not sure if this would be of any help in your situation, but
there is CSS 3 multi column display which is up and coming and Firefox
has an early implementation (-moz-column-count) that works quite
well.

See http://www.quirksmode.org/css/multicolumn.html

i use this in an intranet application where i can insist on Firefox as
the browser of choice.

tonypm
Ebac0be1687975b63a20da7b254442ab?d=identicon&s=25 Sebastian Probst Eide (Guest)
on 2007-04-02 08:02
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Thanks tonypm.
Yes, I have heard about the CSS 3 version. I hope it doesn't take to
long before it gets widely implemented.

I found a javascript version here in case anybody else needs to
implement multiple columns before CSS 3:
http://alistapart.com/articles/css3multicolumn

Best regards
Sebastian
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