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chefry
Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 12:14

  • chefry

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I'm using smartsection 2.15 for my data and it absolutely refuses to show the borders around cells in a table.

I can get the data to appear properly, but some of my tables are very big and they REALLY need the borders around the cells.

I've tried every possible command. I can get the border around the table to appear but not the borders in the table.

I'm using the sd_072_light theme

can someone tell me what changes to make to the css for either the theme or smartsection, so that my tables will appear properly?


TIA!

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bjuti
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 13:10

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In style.css find something related to tables eg. table, table td or table tr and make it like this: border: 1px solid #000;

It's for the black border. Show me the live site and I'll help you :)

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Burning
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 13:28

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hi'

You should try to add a piece of code in style.css

As bjuti said, a border will appear if you add at the right place
table tr td {border1px solid #000}


But if you do so, all your tables displayed on your site will get borders.

So you have to be more specific, and only apply your new style to smartsection.
#smartsection table {border: 1px solid #000}

(if this instruction does not work properly, add !important after #000 or make sure that directory name for smartsection is really /smartsection).

Now all your tables displayed with smartsection will have a border. But it is not enough precise (eg : notification box may have also a black border, not the aim).

The more easy way to proceed is to identify your table in template directly. Like this :
<table class="i-want-a-black-border"><tr><td>...

... and add css instruction somewhere in style.css
#smartsection table.i-want-a-black-border tr td {border: 1px solid #000}


I hope it works :)
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chefry
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 14:55

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the tables are at http://www.franksrecipes.co.cc

they're in the volume cooking section.

this is a problem I've had for several years with smartsection

Which css do I put this code it. smartsections css or the theme css?

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Burning
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 15:17

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hi'

You can put it directly at the end of style.css, in your theme stylesheet.

Nice website... but I can't access to smartsection
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chefry
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 17:12

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you can't?

What happens when you try?

Recipe Database

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Burning
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/12 17:34

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It works now :)
(can't remember message)
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chefry
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/13 9:52

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unfortunately, they aren't working. so the only thing i can think of is to take a screenshot of each table and insert it into the screen as an image :(

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Burning
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/13 10:28

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hi' Chefry,

Quote:
I can get the data to appear properly, but some of my tables are very big and they REALLY need the borders around the cells.

Could you provide a link for a page wich displays such table ?

Here I see a table (with light borders)... it is about these tables ?
Still learning CSS and... english

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chefry
Re: Show table cell borders
  • 2010/6/13 11:28

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