How To Keep Text In One Line Css

When working with text on a webpage, it’s quite common to come across scenarios where you’d like to keep the text content in a single line, regardless of the container’s width. In this blog post, we’ll explore a few techniques in CSS to achieve this effect.

1. Using White-space Property

The white-space CSS property can be used to control how white spaces are handled inside an element. To keep the text in one line, you can set the value of this property to nowrap.

Here’s an example:

    .single-line {
        white-space: nowrap;

Now, just apply the .single-line class to any element whose text should be kept in a single line:

    <div class="single-line">This text will not wrap and will stay in a single line.</div>

2. Using Flexbox

Another approach to keep text in one line is by using the Flexbox layout. By setting the parent container as a flex container and disabling the wrapping of flex items, you can achieve the desired effect.

Here’s an example:

    .flex-container {
        display: flex;
        flex-wrap: nowrap;

Now, just apply the .flex-container class to any element containing the text you want to keep in a single line:

    <div class="flex-container">
        <span>This text will</span>
        <span>not wrap and</span>
        <span>will stay in a single line.</span>

3. Using a Non-breaking Space

If you prefer an HTML-based solution, you can use non-breaking spaces (&nbsp;) instead of regular spaces to join words that should not wrap. This method is ideal for short phrases and requires no additional CSS styling.



In this post, we’ve explored three different ways to keep text in one line using CSS and HTML. You can choose the one that best fits your needs and the specific use case of your project. Remember that keeping text in one line can affect the readability on smaller screens, so always consider the user experience when applying these techniques.