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I'm looking at file 03_07.html. It's in your Exercise Files folder. Go ahead and copy it to your Bootstrap folder. Open it up in your web browser here. This is basically the page that we just finished styling with the thumbnails over here on the left side of the page. On the right side of the page is some contact information that's actually displayed inside of a table. And what I'd like to do now is concentrate on styling that text over there on the right side of the page. So if you come on down here, I'm inside of sublime text 2 and I'm looking 03_07.
And I'm down around line number 60, this is where the table starts. And you'll see here this is just a table that's marked up with tabular data. It's a chart of doctor names, phones, phone numbers and email addresses. So here they are all the rows, all the cells and so forth. So it's fine the way it is, but I'd really like to make it look a little bit prettier. And there are wonderful ways you can do that in Bootstrap. It's the easiest thing in the world, I'm telling you. All you need to do is here on line 60, inside of the tag called Table.
All you need to do is add a class of table. So table with a class of table here on line 60. Save it and refresh your webpage, and boom, you have a styled table. That's all it took. Isn't that a beautiful thing? I think that's just awesome. But there are some other things that you can add to this, because, you know, if one class is good two must be better, right? So this is your basic table layout here. Because of the way that I've marked this up using th's for our cell headings and td's, technically table data.
We have here these bolds on the top with this darker border followed by the rest of the information here in our table. That's where that styling is coming from but there's some additional things that we can do here inside of this table tag we can add, for example, table-striped. If you save that, and hit refresh here in your web browser, that will fill in a very light color behind these. So it makes it reading across a little bit easier. Particularly if you have a really wide table. That can really enhance the legibility of that particular table.
Back here again, we're still on line 60. Instead of table-striped, you can say table-bordered, and this is going to give you that spreadsheet look. So if you refresh your page here, there we go. Now we have borders on all four sides in our cells. Which might be appropriate, depending on what kind of table you're using. I don't think that's as pretty as some of the other ones. But if you're doing scientific data or something, that might be very important. Table-hover, gives you a lovely hovered effect. So, if you once again, refresh your page here. And now if I hover over these rows, I'm going to get that nice shading behind each of the rows.
So, that's quite lovely. Table-condensed, will give me a bit less padding in my table. So, right now if you take a look at that, that's the way it has been looking when I refresh the page. Here the padding around all the cells has been reduced. So, if you need to get a lot of information on a page that might be something good that you'd like to do. The last thing you might be wondering about is your table and how responsive it is. So as I make my page smaller and narrower, you'll see here that we've got this table that's in place. The page stacks because of the grid system, but then we start to get the page narrower and narrower here.
And at some point, these email addresses are just too long. We wind up with a scroll bar at the bottom of the page. And that's because tables are not responsive out of the box. So, something that you might wish to add is a class of table responsives. To do that, you're going to need to wrap that in a div around the table. So, just above the table, we are going to add a div with a class of table-responsive, and then just after the /table tag we will add a /div. Once you have that div in place, if you go ahead and save your page, and you refresh which you've got on screen, you'll see that, as you make your page narrower.
Once again, you'll notice this scroll bar shows up here down at the bottom of the table. And that will of course become an active scroll bar, when the page is down to a small enough dimension that side-to-side scrolling is required. So that scroll bar now is localized to this table and the data in the table remains quite legible thanks to that div with the class of responsive wrapped around that table. Okay, so can you combine these classes? Absolutely. I'm going to leave this div with a class of table responsive wrapped around the whole thing.
The table with the class of table and table condensed, we can also add one of the other classes. Say, table-striped. So we can have a table that's condensed and striped which is also responsive, for example. And if you save that and refresh your page in your browser, there we go. We have our striping in place, it's still the condensed format and it's still a responsive format. So it's possible to combine these classes as well. So if you have tabular data that you need to display in your Bootstrap site, nothing could possibly be easier styling-wise.
Then these great classes that come with Bootstrap this just makes styling tables such a breeze.
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