How to Style Table Background in HTML using CSS?

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Here in this tutorial, we are going to discuss how to style table background using HTML & CSS?Thanks to the code we have provided here, you will be able to change the background image or background color of your tables.

All Table Background Styles In One Go

Thanks to this shorthand CSS property, you will be able to set all your background styles in a single shot. The name of this property is background property. Most web developers opt for this property.

It is because it is an easy fix; plus you can minimize the code. With the help of just one property, you will be able to set both the background image and background color. We are going to look at an example below so that you have a better understanding of the same.

Let’s style the HTML table background in this article.

In case you have trouble decoding this property, you may look at other examples we have provided on our website. We hope that you walk away with the clarity you have been seeking.

Style Table Background Color using CSS

We are going to look at an example below. Here you will see how we can apply the background color of the table with the help of background-color property. You may look at more examples to have a better understanding of the same.

Let’s style table background using CSS.

Style Table Background Image using CSS

Next up we are going to see how we can change the background image of a table in the HTML using CSS background-image property.

When you set the background image as shown in the example, the image will be automatically repeated across the full height and width of the table. In simpler terms, if the size of the image is smaller than the size of the table, then the image will repeat itself to fit the size of the table.

Let’s take a look at an image that will be used in the example that follows:

Style Table Background

It is evident that the image will not be able to cover the full height and width of the table. So it will repeat itself to reach the full width and height of the table.

Moreover, in the same example that we are dealing with, we have provided a thin border for the table as well.

Background Image That Doesn’t Repeat

Sometimes you want the image to repeat itself to the full height and width, but at times you don’t want this to happen. If that is the case, then you can utilize the CSS background-repeat property.

You also need to be familiar with the background-position property. You use this property to define where the image should be positioned inside the table. For instance, you can specify where you want the image to be positioned at the center, top or bottom.


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