• stylesheet

Use of the <table> element

Basic example

For basic styling - light padding and only horizontal dividers - add the base class .table to any <table>. It may seem super redundant, but given the widespread use of tables for other plugins like calendars and date pickers, we've opted to isolate our custom table styles.

<table class="table">...</table>

Striped rows

Use .table-striped to add zebra-striping to any table row within the <tbody>.

Cross-browser compatibility

Striped tables are styled via the :nth-child CSS selector, which is not available in Internet Explorer 8.

Bordered table

Add .table-bordered for borders on all sides of the table and cells.

Hover rows

Add .table-hover to enable a hover state on table rows within a <tbody>.

Condensed table

Add .table-condensed to make tables more compact by cutting cell padding in half.

Contextual classes

Use contextual classes to color table rows or individual cells.

Class Description
.active Applies the hover color to a particular row or cell
.success Indicates a successful or positive action
.info Indicates a neutral informative change or action
.warning Indicates a warning that might need attention
.danger Indicates a dangerous or potentially negative action

Conveying meaning to assistive technologies

Using color to add meaning to a table row or individual cell only provides a visual indication, which will not be conveyed to users of assistive technologies - such as screen readers. Ensure that information denoted by the color is either obvious from the content itself (the visible text in the relevant table row/cell), or is included through alternative means, such as additional text hidden with the .sr-only class.

Responsive tables

Create responsive tables by wrapping any .table in .table-responsive to make them scroll horizontally on small devices (under 768px). When viewing on anything larger than 768px wide, you will not see any difference in these tables.

Vertical clipping/truncation

Responsive tables make use of overflow-y: hidden, which clips off any content that goes beyond the bottom or top edges of the table. In particular, this can clip off dropdown menus and other third-party widgets.

Firefox and fieldsets

Firefox has some awkward fieldset styling involving width that interferes with the responsive table. This cannot be overriden without a Firefox-specific hack that we don't provide in Bootstrap:

@-moz-document url-prefix() {
 fieldset { display: table-cell; }

For more information, read this Stack Overflow answer.