HTML <td> style Attribute

The style attribute on a <td> tag assigns a unique style to the table data cell. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the td element.

Example

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A style attribute on a <td> element.

First name Last name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell
<style>
  table.tb { width:300px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tb th, .tb td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px;  }
  .tb th { background: #3630a3; color:white; }
</style>

<table class="tb">
  <tr>
    <th>First name</th>
    <th>Last name</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="background: #f6f8ff;">Denice</td>
    <td style="background: #f6f8ff;">Hobermann</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="background: #f6f8ff;">Paulo</td>
    <td style="background: #f6f8ff;">Cornell</td>
  </tr>
</table>

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <td> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <td> element only.


Syntax

<td style="CSS-styles">

Values

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Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a <td> element.
Clicking the button toggles the table cells to dark mode.

First name Last name
Denice Hobermann
Paulo Cornell

<style>
  table.tbl { width:300px; border-collapse: collapse; }
  .tbl th, .tbl td { border: solid 1px #777; padding: 5px; }
  .tbl th { background: #3630a3; color:white; }
</style>

<table class="tbl" id="mytable">
  <tr>
    <th>First name</th>
    <th>Last name</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="background: aliceblue;">Denice</td>
    <td style="background: aliceblue;">Hobermann</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td style="background: aliceblue;">Paulo</td>
    <td style="background: aliceblue;">Cornell</td>
  </tr>
</table>

<br />
<button onclick="toggle();">Toggle style</button>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {
    let elements = document.getElementById("mytable").getElementsByTagName("td");
    [].forEach.call(elements, element => {
        if (element.style.backgroundColor === "aliceblue") {
          element.style.backgroundColor = "#222";
          element.style.color = "white";
        } else {
          element.style.backgroundColor = "aliceblue";
          element.style.color = "#222";
        }
    });
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background and text colors to the <td> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which toggles the background and text color to another color.


Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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