CSS adding word break

Problem: Sometimes when you design your webpage, your content might be overlapping with the content in another columns

Additional complexity: if you are using CSS flex box – flex-wrap: wrap will only wrap the sections, individual contents cannot be reliably targetted with this.

Precondition: width of the content that needs to be word wrapped must be set using either percentage, em or pixels


  1. Use – word-break: break-all;
    1. break-all will break individual alphabets of the words and everything will wrap around
  2. Use – word-wrap: break-word;
    1. break-word will break the word when the max width will read. Alphabets wil not be wrapped
  3. Use – tex-overflow: ellipsis
    1. Used like: white-space: nowrap;
      overflow: hidden;
      text-overflow: ellipsis;
    2. This will not wrap words but put ellipsis (…) when the maximum width is reached



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