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Column Spacing

I had this question after viewing jQuery Generalization.

I am not sure if you have the final CSS and HTML for reference so I will include them.  The question is how can I increase the column spacings for the drop down?

Final CSS
<style type="text/css">

a , a:hover{
  text-decoration: none!important;
}

.menu-container {
  position: relative;
}
.menu-container .item {
  float: left;
  padding: 0 15px;
}
.menu-container .item > a {
   padding-top: 5px;  
   padding-bottom: 5px;
}
.menu-container:after {
  display: table;
  content: " ";
  clear: both;
}
.sub-menu {
  background: #fff;
  border: 1px solid black;
  display: none;
  position: absolute;
}
.item:hover .sub-menu {
  display: block;
  border-width:1px;
  border-color:green;
  border-radius:20px;
  margin:3px 0 0 0;
}

.item:hover > a {
  background: red;
  color: white;
}
</style>

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Final HTM fragment
  <div class="container">
    <div class="menu-container">
        
      <div class="item">
        <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">1-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
          <div class="sub-menu">
            <div class="col_1" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">2-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">3-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">4-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->
          
            <div class="col_2" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">5-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">6-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">7-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_3" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">8-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">9-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">10-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_4" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">11-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">12-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">13-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_5" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">14-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">15-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">16-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_6" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">17-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">18-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">19-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->
          </div>          
      </div>
            
      <div class="item">
        <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">20-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>           
          <div class="sub-menu">
            <div class="col_1" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">21-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">22-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">23-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->
            
            <div class="col_2" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">24-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">25-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">26-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_3" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">27-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">28-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">29-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_4" style="float:left; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">30-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">31-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">32-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_5" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">33-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">34-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">35-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->

            <div class="col_6" style="float:left;padding:5px; height:auto;width:auto;padding-right:5">
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">36-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp">37-HTML Tutorial</a><br/>    
              <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp">38-JavaScript Tutorial</a><br/>
            </div><!-- Close Col Div  -->
          </div>
        </div>

etc.
        


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That's fine.  I went for adding padding:5px 15px 5px 5px; for each column.   Giving the last column less padding might be a bit tricky as I generate the DIVs from a "thick" piece of javascript which reads the data from a JSON structure.