Learn HTML #21

HTML Table Borders

HTML tables can have borders of different styles and shapes.


How To Add a Border

When you add a border to a table, you also add borders around each table cell:

To add a border, use the CSS border property on tableth, and td elements:

Example

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

Collapsed Table Borders

To avoid having double borders like in the example above, set the CSS border-collapse property to collapse.

This will make the borders collapse into a single border:

Example

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

Style Table Borders

If you set a background color of each cell, and give the border a white color (the same as the document background), you get the impression of an invisible border:

Example

table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid white;
  border-collapse: collapse;
}
th, td {
  background-color: #96D4D4;
}

Round Table Borders

With the border-radius property, the borders get rounded corners:

Example

table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;
  border-radius: 10px;
}

Skip the border around the table by leaving out table from the css selector:

Example

th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;
  border-radius: 10px;
}

Dotted Table Borders

With the border-style property, you can set the appereance of the border.

The following values are allowed:

  • dotted
  • dashed
  • solid
  • double
  • groove
  • ridge
  • inset
  • outset
  • none
  • hidden

Example

 th, td {
  border-style: dotted;
}

Border Color

With the border-color property, you can set the color of the border.

Example

 th, td {
  border-color: #96D4D4;
}

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