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CSS Responsive Table

Responsive Table

A responsive table will display a horizontal scroll bar if the screen is too small to display the full content:

First Name Last Name Points Points Points Points Points Points Points Points Points Points Points Points
Jill Smith 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Eve Jackson 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94 94
Adam Johnson 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67

Add a container element (like <div>) with overflow-x:auto around the <table> element to make it responsive:


<div style="overflow-x:auto;">

... table content ...

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Note: In OS X Lion (on Mac), scrollbars are hidden by default and only shown when being used (even though "overflow:scroll" is set).

More Examples

Make a fancy table
This example demonstrates how to create a fancy table.

Set the position of the table caption
This example demonstrates how to position the table caption.

Test Yourself With Exercises


Set the border to "2px solid green" for table, th and td elements.

  : 2px solid green;


CSS Table Properties

Property Description
border Sets all the border properties in one declaration
border-collapse Specifies whether or not table borders should be collapsed
border-spacing Specifies the distance between the borders of adjacent cells
caption-side Specifies the placement of a table caption
empty-cells Specifies whether or not to display borders and background on empty cells in a table
table-layout Sets the layout algorithm to be used for a table