I have a div including three inner divs which are all floated left. This floats should represent three columns. So far, everthing's ok.

But if I add headlines inside each of the inner divs and the headlines are to wide, the headlines will overlap.

An image will show it better than 1000 words:

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(Sorry for external link. But due to I am new here I have not enough reputation points to post images :) )

My html code looks like this:

     <div id="content_container" class="appearance">
       <div class="column">
         <h1>My headline1111111111111</h1>
       <div class="column">
         <h1>My headline2222222222</h1>
       <div class="column">
         <h1>My headline333333333333333333333</h1>
       <div style="clear: left;"></div>

And here is my css code:

#content_container {
  position: relative;

.column {
  float: left;
  width: 33.33333%;
  padding-right: 10px;

.appearance {
  margin: 0 auto;
  width: 60%;  

The content_container on the other hand is also an inner div of another wrapper container. Don't know whether it matter in this case.

Any ideas what I could do, to fix it?

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I think word-break, with which you can specify if you want to break line within a word, will do the trick:

.column { word-break:break-all; }

jsFiddle demo.

You can read more about the word-break property here.

Otros consejos

You can use

.column { overflow: hidden; }

to truncate the header or

.column { overflow-x: scroll; }

to make it scrollable.

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