June 20, 2007

June 16 Meeting Report:
Styling Tables

At the June meeting, we worked on styling tables, first reviewing the basics of HTML tables, and then using CSS to style horizontal segments using the THEAD, TFOOT, and TBODY tags. We started on vertical styling using the COL and COLGROUP tags, but there is more to do. I uploaded the two demo pages to a new Tables section in Sample Pages.

We will pick up on columns and then move on to borders when we meet again on September 15. We will also spend a little time with the examples that I showed at the Web Design SIG. They were taken from a new book called The Art & Science of CSS. If you were at the Web Design meeting, you know that one of the samples, using a transparent PNG to alternate background colors on rows, did not work correctly in IE6. I wrote to the author who responded by pointing out an error in the sample code. If you get the book, drop me a line, and I will show you the fix, if it is not posted on the publisher's website by then.

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