Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining columns, part of HTML: Building Tables.
- Tables are constructed using a series of rows.…While this works just fine structurally,…it doesn't really give us a mechanism for defining columns.…In many cases, tabular data is actually better represented…using columns, so it's nice to know…how to define them in tables…so that that information is explicitly stated.…So I'm gonna be working with the tables that HTM…from the 03_02 directory.…We're just kind of picking up right where we left off.…Now if I scroll down into our table,…one of the things about our top row here, the thead,…all three of those table headers are referencing…the information below them,…meaning their establishing a column.…
Now in most cases, that's all you're gonna need.…User agents will pick up on this.…But it would be really nice if we had a way of sort of…explicitly stating that we were using columns here.…So is there is one way to do this,…however, it's not maybe as semantically as pure…as we'd like it to be.…As I do this technique, I'll explain…kind of what I'm talking about.…So directly after the caption,…
- Adding content to tables
- Defining table headers
- Styling borders
- Alternating table row colors
- Grouping table content
- Defining columns and headers
- Making table data accessible
Skill Level Beginner
Creating a Responsive Presentation in HTML5with Justin Putney1h 24m Intermediate
Creating a Responsive HTML Emailwith Chris Converse1h 43m Beginner
1. Table Basics
2. Styling Tables
3. Adding Meaning
Additional resources3m 47s
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.