After a couple of hours spent on the lookout for a simple and clean jQuery plugin to columnize lists with no success, Andrea Cima Serniotti decided to create his own one. It took him a couple of nights but the result is pretty good and hopefully it will help you whenever you need to split a list into different columns.
Easy List Splitter will get your list, wrap it into a container div, generate as many lists as the number of columns you require and evenly split the list items into the different list elements. If the list items are not enough to evenly fill in all the columns, the plugin will hide the columns in excess (this might happen only if you’re ordering your list items vertically as per default).
Requirements: jQuery Framework
License: MIT, GPL License