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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 table, th, and td elements:

Example

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

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

     
     
     

Example

table, th, td {
  border: 1px solid black;
  border-radius: 10px;
}
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Skip the border around the table by leaving out table from the css selector:

     
     
     

Example

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

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

     
     
     

The following values are allowed:

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

Example

 th, td {
  border-style: dotted;
}
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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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