The Basic Building Blocks of Creating a Table
The <table> tag is the most aspect in building tables. You can dictate how it looks and what you will receive is a very close example on a basic table.
|The <table> tag attributes|
|Bgcolor||like with the body tag, this sets the background color of any item. It works with tables as well and will be seen as the default color.|
|Width||determines the width of the table and isn’t required. If you don’t put this in, the table will automatically adjust in terms of width.|
|Height||it’s mainly for the height and how high you want the table to be. Not required at all and will adjust on its own if not with a set height.|
|Border||determines the borders from outside the table to the table cells and isn’t required. The default is 0 and if you want to add more, just add border to the table.|
|Cellpadding||it’s the distance of the cell wall from the contents.|
|Cellspacing||sets the distance between cells and isn’t required. Again, it will do that automatically if not set.|
|Background||can add a background image to the table. Only use this if you can make your text readable.|
It is a necessary minimum for creation of the table
Here is the exact code with just about every value used and it goes like this:
None of these items are required but it does help however if you have specifics on how you want the table to look exactly. There are many lessons but I just wanted to give you an overview on how tables work. Keep on checking the rest of the tables tutorial. There are more lessons.
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