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How to increase the distance between table columns in html?

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

Let’s say I wanted to create a single-rowed table with 50px in between each column but 10px padding on top and the bottom.

How would I do this in HTML/CSS?

Answers:

No need for fake <td>. Make use of border-spacing instead. Apply it like this:

HTML:

<table>
  <tr>
    <td>First Column</td>
    <td>Second Column</td>
    <td>Third Column</td>
  </tr>
</table>

CSS:

table {
  border-collapse: separate;
  border-spacing: 50px 0;
}

td {
  padding: 10px 0;
}

See it in action

Questions:
Answers:

Set the width of the <td>s to 50px and then add your <td> + another fake <td>

Fiddle.

HTML:

<table>
    <tr>
        <td>First Column</td>
        <td></td>
        <td>Second Column</td>
        <td></td>
        <td>Third Column</td>
    </tr>
</table>

CSS

table tr td:empty {
    width: 50px;
}

table tr td {
    padding-top: 10px;
    padding-bottom: 10px;
}

Code Explained:

The first CSS rule checks for empty td’s and give them a width of 50px then the second rule give the padding of top and bottom to all the td’s.

Questions:
Answers:

If I understand correctly, you want this fiddle.

HTML:

<table>
<tr>
    <td>Hello HTML!</td>
    <td>Hello CSS!</td>
    <td>Hello JS!</td>
</tr>

CSS:

table {
    background: gray;
}
td {    
    display: block;
    float: left;
    padding: 10px 0;
    margin-right:50px;
    background: white;
}
td:last-child {
    margin-right: 0;
}

Questions:
Answers:

You can just use padding. like so.

http://jsfiddle.net/davidja/KG8Kv/

HTML

   <table>
        <tr>
            <td>item1</td>
            <td>item2</td>
            <td>item2</td>
        </tr>
    </table>

CSS

 td {padding:10px 25px 10px 25px;}

OR

 tr td:first-child {padding-left:0px;}
 td {padding:10px 0px 10px 50px;}

Questions:
Answers:

Try

padding : 10px 10px 10px 10px;

Questions:
Answers:

A better solution than selected answer would be to use border-size rather than border-spacing. The main problem with using border-spacing is that even the first column would have a spacing in the front.

For example,

table {
  border-collapse: separate;
  border-spacing: 80px 0;
}

td {
  padding: 10px 0;
}
<table>
  <tr>
    <td>First Column</td>
    <td>Second Column</td>
    <td>Third Column</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>1</td>
    <td>2</td>
    <td>3</td>
  </tr>
</table>

To avoid this use: border-left: 100px solid #FFF; and set border:0px for the first column.

For example,

td,th{
  border-left: 100px solid #FFF;
}

 tr>td:first-child {
   border:0px;
 }
<table id="t">
  <tr>
    <td>Column1</td>
    <td>Column2</td>
    <td>Column3</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>1000</td>
    <td>2000</td>
    <td>3000</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Questions:
Answers:

If you need to give a distance between two rows use this tag

margin-top: 10px !important;