Making list to a responsive three column list

Hello All, I have a long list and I want it to be a three column list when in desktop view but when bringing it to a Medium size window (Maybe tablet) it becomes a two column list and when bringing it to a small size window (maybe mobile) it becomes a one column list. How would I do this via bootstrap? Current code I have right now is

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You could try using the columns CSS and just control how many columns you want by the media query break points.

Just add the class col-group and set the Options for the List to be Unstyled. I say that because the bullet point only shows on the first column apparently.

Using the following CSS you don't specify the columns at mobile size because that's the default. Then you set the 2 columns at SM size and LG you set 3. This is assuming you are using BS 4 and not BS 3.3.7. The break points would be placed at different media queries then.

@media (min-width: 576px) {
  .col-group {

@media (min-width: 992px) {
  .col-group {

Another way would be to split the single list into 3 listings and use the Bootstrap grid to accomplish the same thing and with that you could have the bullet points as well.


Thank you so much

Sure things, glad I could help. :)


Hi I need a Need an option for 2 columns (tablet size). What would I add to the Css for this to happen

If the first media query is to small for you (SM) and you need it on (MD). What you would do to change the media query assigned to that CSS rule is select the triple stacked dots to the right of the rule and select Delete Media Query. Then above the Live View pane on the Device/Media Query Toolbar (middle/top/right) icon(s), select the device you want a media query for then click the triple dots on the CSS rule again and select Add Media Query.


This is what I used, what else should I add to it?

ul.list-unstyled.victims-list {
  columns: 3;
/*Mobile style is default (2 col for SM size and 3 for LG)*/
@media (max-width: 992px) {
  ul.list-unstyled.victims-list {
    columns: 2;

@media (max-width: 576px) {
  ul.list-unstyled.victims-list {
    columns: 1;

I don't know why you did that.

Mobile first means this bit of CSS is default behavior..

@media (max-width: 576px) {
  ul.list-unstyled.victims-list {
    columns: 1;

as in the list naturally is single column making that bit of CSS unnecessary, which is why I gave you the CSS the way that I did.

No need to declare single column for Mobile because that's what comes naturally with the list element.

/* if the screen is at least 576px (SM+) wide change from 1 column to 2 columns */
@media (min-width: 576px) {
  .victims-list {

/* if the screen is at least 992px (LG+) wide change from 2 columns to 3 columns */
@media (min-width: 992px) {
  .victims-list {

So with that CSS in Mobile view there is only 1 column because that's what naturally happens with a list you don't need to modify it. For SM and MD you get 2 columns. For LG and greater, you get 3 columns.

Also you shouldn't need to over qualify your CSS rule either. You don't need to state ul.list-unstyled.victims-list just .victims-list should be just fine. I know the app tends to do that, just update the rule when it does. It makes the CSS a little cleaner and smaller in size.

I hope this is more understandable.


I got it, also what would I do create more space between the columns or more "gutter" between the column names .. thank u

You should be able to use the CSS property column-gap for that.

Here are a couple sites to help you get up to speed with the column properties.