Learn CSS #27

CSS Tables


The look of an HTML table can be greatly improved with CSS:

Company Contact Country
Alfreds Futterkiste Maria Anders Germany
Berglunds snabbköp Christina Berglund Sweden
Centro comercial Moctezuma Francisco Chang Mexico
Ernst Handel Roland Mendel Austria
Island Trading Helen Bennett UK
Königlich Essen Philip Cramer Germany
Laughing Bacchus Winecellars Yoshi Tannamuri Canada
Magazzini Alimentari Riuniti Giovanni Rovelli Italy

 


Table Borders

To specify table borders in CSS, use the border property.

The example below specifies a solid border for <table>, <th>, and <td> elements:

Firstname Lastname
Peter Griffin
Lois Griffin

Example

table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid;
}

Full-Width Table

The table above might seem small in some cases. If you need a table that should span the entire screen (full-width), add width: 100% to the <table> element:

Firstname Lastname
Peter Griffin
Lois Griffin

Example

table {
  width: 100%;
}

Double Borders

Notice that the table in the examples above have double borders. This is because both the table and the <th> and <td> elements have separate borders.

To remove double borders, take a look at the example below.


Collapse Table Borders

The border-collapse property sets whether the table borders should be collapsed into a single border:

Firstname Lastname
Peter Griffin
Lois Griffin

Example

table {
  border-collapse: collapse;
}

If you only want a border around the table, only specify the border property for <table>:

Firstname Lastname
Peter Griffin
Lois Griffin

Example

table {
  border: 1px solid;
}

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