Idocs Guide to HTML

Attribute for <COL ...>
BGCOLOR = color expression

BGCOLOR sets the background color of the cells in the column. For example, the following code sets the first column to a khaki color:

<TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING=5>
<COL BGCOLOR="#CCCC99">

more table rows

</TABLE>

which gives us this table

Name Price Status
office suite 1,343.11 rent
cabling 1.00 100% completely installed

You might find it easier to use styles to set colors, especially if you also want to set the color of fonts. For example, suppose we want to set the background color of the first column to red and the font color to white. First we would put a set of styles rule like this in the <HEAD> section fo the page:

<STYLE TYPE="text/css">
<!--
.redcol
{
background-color:red;
color:white;
}
-->
</STYLE>

Thse styles create a class named redcol. We can apply the redcol class to a column using the CLASS attribute like this:

<TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING=5>
<COL CLASS="redcol">

<TR> <TH>Name</TH> <TH>Price</TH> <TH>Status</TH> </TR>

more table rows

</TABLE>

which gives us this table

Name Price Status
office suite 1,343.11 rent
cabling 1.00 100% completely installed

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