When you’re designing websites, landing pages, and even blogs, creating a table is usually discussed. Of course, tables communicate even the most complicated information better than standard text.
However, if you have to create multiple HTML tables on a web page, you could be searching for a simpler alternative. Fortunately, it’s completely simple to build a HTML table using CSS, like this:
Below, you’ll learn how to create HTML tables with CSS and save a lot of time in the process.
The first step in creating the table is writing the boilerplate HTML code. Ultimately, your code should look something like this:
In this code, there are two classes you should consider:
Now that the HTML code has been written, it’s time to style the table:
The elements above are pretty simple to understand, but here is some clarification anyway:
For this table to work, you’ll need to style the header in addition to the actual table. Below is what the code will look like if you apply basic styles to your HTML table:
That’s it for this step — let’s move on to modifying the table cells.
No one wants to view a cluttered table or a table that has uneven cells. That’s why it’s important to space out your cells, and it can be done using the following code:
The next phase in creating HTML tables with CSS is altering the table rows to fit the overall style of the scheme. To accomplish this, you’ll want to achieve three goals:
Here’s what the code would look like:
Finally, to complete the HTML table, you’ll need to make a few stylistic changes to the active row. This will also serve to aid readability for your website visitors:
Even with these simple steps, creating HTML tables with CSS can take a lot of time and hard work if you’re not an experienced programmer. If you’d still like to revamp the appearance of your website with these tables, we can help.
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Ryan is the VP of Operations for DEV.co. He brings over a decade of experience in managing custom website and software development projects for clients small and large, managing internal and external teams on meeting and exceeding client expectations–delivering projects on-time and within budget requirements. Ryan is based in El Paso, Texas.