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Re: How to modify table borders?

  • Subject: Re: How to modify table borders?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 18:05:17 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Ellie C] on Sunday 08 January 2006 16:52 \__

> Hi,
> I would like to modify the look of a table border and I can't figure out
> how to do it. I wonder if anyone in this groupo can help. I saw the look
> I want on a website (http://www.annestahl.com). The table under her name
> has the look I want - making it loo like a raised area without the inner
> border that you get with the usual table boders. I looked at the source
> for this page and saw that this was done with CSS. I'm completely
> unschooled in CSS but I tried copying the stuff in the referenced file.
> But when I try adding this to my own page it dosen't work. Can anyone
> give me some ideas?
> Thanks,
> Ellie
> Here's the "code"
> body {
> background-color:#CCCC99;
> font-family: "Century Gothic", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Trebuchet MS",
> Verdana;
> }
> a:hover { color:red }
> a:link {color:#444200}
> a:active {color:#ff0000}
> a:visited {color:#666666}
> table.menu {border
> border: #999900;
> border-top: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
> border-right: 1px solid #999999;
> border-bottom: 1px solid #999999;
> border-left: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
> }
> .table1 {
> border-top-width: 1px;
> border-right-width: 1px;
> border-bottom-width: 1px;
> border-left-width: 1px;
> border-top-style: solid;
> border-top-color: #999999;
> border-right-color: #999999;
> border-bottom-color: #999999;
> border-left-color: #999999;
> }
> h2 {
> font-size: 16px;
> }
> .smtext {
> font-size: 12px;
> }

You probably needn't bother with CSS for this. I saw the table in question.
Have you looked at the standard attribute for tables in HTML? Have you bound
your table to the class table1 or menu at all? There is nothing too
sophisticated in the styles. There is also excess in terms of the number of
repeated declarations and attributes. Put the style in your header or within
a peripheral CSS file (link to it). You only need to make use of the classes
then (class="foo").

Best wishes,


PS - Try to learn HTML and be inspired by sites of higher quality. You might
adopt some bad habits or reflect badly on your site if you borrow code and
examples from the wrong places.

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