10 CSS Table Examples

by on 30th August 2007 with 117 Comments

Today we’re going to take a look at a selection of beautiful tables styled using CSS. These are sourced from a variety of different sites. If you’re interested in learning how to do this yourself, be sure to take a look at a few of our CSS tutorials!

1. A CSS Styled Table

A CSS Styled Table

Further to my article about the creation of a CSS calendar the thought crossed my mind to show you an example on how you can style a table using CSS. The data of tables can be boring so all the more reason that we need to attract attention to it and make it as pleasant to read as possible. Presentation and design with some basic accessibility rules in mind is the way to go.

2. A CSS Styled Table Part 2

A CSS Styled Table 2

This article is about the proper usage of tables, for tabular data. How you can implement them with accessibility in mind and how to make them appealing for the eye using CSS.

3. Creating a Dynamic CSS & AJAX Table

Dynamic AJAX CSS Table

I like Crazy Egg’s pricing table on their Pricing & Signup page. When you click on “Sign Up” for an option, that plan’s column highlights, the other plans vanish, and a signup form takes their place. There is a number of impressive things happening within this small area. I wanted to try and recreate the behavior step by step, and share the power of combining CSS, JavaScript, and images in clever ways.

4. Tables With Style

Tables With Style

It might not seem like it but styling tabular data can be a lot of fun. From a semantic point of view, there are plenty of elements to tie some style into. You have cells, rows, row groups and, of course, the table element itself. Adding CSS to a paragraph just isn’t as exciting.

5. Redesigning a Simple Table

Simple CSS Table

A series of excellent examples, showcasing how to simplify a basic data table by eliminating unnecessary interface elements.

6. CSS Table Gallery

The CSS Table Gallery is a showcase of how CSS and data tables can work together to create usable and pretty results. It’s a great way to see a bunch of interesting examples.

7. Various Table Techniques

Various Table Techniques

Tables styled with CSS rules are much more efficient, if done well, than the old method of using font tags, a lot of color tags, and more… These examples are forward thinking, and also degrade well to older browsers.

8. Firefox Theme Table Example

Reformat the Table

I banned the use of tables in my works when I first switched to CSS based layouts. But I was still missing the point of tables, tables are a way to markup tabular data. Once I got that point in my head, I started to think of things that really were tabular data such as the next example of Mozilla Firebird themes. Each row is a record of a theme and the columns are the fields for each theme.

9. The Table Ruler

With a bit of JavaScript / DOM sorcery, we can provide our visitors with the same functionality for long data tables in HTML, by applying rollover states to the rows. This could be implemented tediously by hand, of course, but it would be silly to do so. Instead, we will use the DOM to find the rows to highlight on mouseover.

Comments & Discussion


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    very nice exmples of css tables.

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    Looks really good. I especially like the Crazy Egg one, that would make a good advertisement box.
    I have some examples of these in use on my webpage here.

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    good info! thanks

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    great info ! Thanks . Good examples on css table designs.

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    Very useful. Big Thanks to the author.

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    Very nice and helpful article.
    Many thnx goes to author.


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    Thanks for the list of css table designs

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    Not sufficient .. Plz put lots of designs..

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    Thanks for the tutorial.It save it me hours :)

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    Thank you for this!!

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    Wow, thank you for nice stylish tables. I’d like to use one of them – should I make a hyperlink to your page?

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    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing this css techniques.

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    It’s a fantastic CSS collection I have ever seen. Many thnx goes to author. not only that, I also keep it personal website collection.


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    I’ve already tried one of that for my site, its nice.

    Thank you..

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    please refer to my home page. thx!

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    it’s very useful article for me.

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    Thanks. I have got much to learn CSS

  • Virendra

    good one!

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    I LOVE the CSS and AJAX table in #3. I’m going to use that in a project right now…

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    Still hard to learn…
    I wondering if ever photoshop or illustrator are able to export a fully functioning CSS file + xml file… that will awesome…

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    Finally, I got this one, thks

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    it’s really amazing , coz i alway use table code before , thank.

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    Saved me hours! Thanks!

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    its saved my hours. thx a ton

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    thanks alot :D

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    really nice css tables

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    I m using first one

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    wonderful, thank u so much

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    Thank you for this!!

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    Beautiful CSS Table, I love A CSS Styled Table Part 2.

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    Great examples! Thanks for sharing.

  • Rakesh

    good, but is test

  • Rakesh

    Sorry for previous one

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    nice list, very good css styles! Rules!

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    it’s really amazing , coz i alway use table code before , thank.

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    Very good collection of css table, I am impressed, Thanks.

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    Thank you for taking the time to share these with all of us! Good stuff!

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    Nice collection, thanks!

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    Nice collection, thank you.

    Here’s a CSS table, with lots of CSS3, that you might want to look at: http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk/services/web-design-seo/

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    This is the tutorial what I am looking. Thanks for the great help here :)

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    very usefull tips. thanks

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    good table… :D


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    Nice tables, looking for inspiration.

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    Thanks for sharing. great work!

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    Thanks for sharing, great resource on CSS. :)

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    Here are some more table styles! http://pythoughts.com/table-style-css/

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    very nice list of css tables. Very usefull for webdesigners like us. THank you for sharing this list !

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    This is exactly what i needed, a very good example for css learners

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    I need it, good news, thx.

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    I was looking for an article like this. Just found it today. Nice Stuff! There is a table generator that helps with simpler css implementation at http://gridstyler.com. It would mainly help for table styles above 1, 2 and 4. More fancy ones you would need to use some of the other techniques above. But check it out, it saves a lot of time.

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    Well,I want to get the color form them…

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    Nice … Thanks for sharing…

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    I need it, good idea and good info. thank you.

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    nice collection. Where is the 10th?

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    i’m looking for CSS Styled tables that’s why i’m here. Thanks for sharing this post. I’m sure to get one .

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    I cannot believe that this technique is available long time ago… I am new to web designing and I this inspire and helps me so much.

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    Only if all the tutorials were so straight forward. I want to know that much and to share it in the same manner but it will take me years.

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    And have a great day mate.

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    how do you just have a box? Is that called a layer? I need to place a box over the top of a page.

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    Nice but need some new designs of Tables ..
    Any ways thanks

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    For the methods particularly, you could assess out this web page which has CSS for many esay, many table styles:


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    Very nice collection! Thank you for sharing

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    good examples i have found on this article thanks…

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    For those people in need of help with styling tables, I have created a CSS table designer for all to use – http://designmycss.com/table-designer

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    The crazy egg example was great, gave me some much needed inspiration for my first css table.

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    Example 2 is perfect for me. The CSS is really simple too.

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