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Centering Tables With Css


D.Slatk
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Okay...I decided to try and go for xhtml strict, and now I need to know how to center tables with CSS. I can center content (text) but not the physical tables. Stupid strict filtering stuff and it not allowing you to use the align="center" attribute. :( And I refuse to use <center>. For whatever means. I don't like that tag.

 

You can see my attempt at at trying to align this calendar here:

http://biology.talonz.com/examplecalendar.php

 

The code I used was, put simply, like this:

>Inside the page:

<div class="center"><table><tr><td>Content</td></tr></table></divide>

The css for center:

.center {text-align: center;}

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Hi Daniel.

In addition to the DIV centering its text, you need to apply a little css to the TABLE itself. Try this:

 

<div class="center">

<table id="centered">

<tr><td></td></tr>

</table>

</div>

 

.center { text-align: center; }

#centered { margin: 0 auto; }

 

Very brave of you to go straight for XHTML Strict. Good for you, and good luck.

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Daniel, try this:

><table class="center"><tr><td>Content</td></tr></table>

.center { width: 700px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; }

No need to use <div> :(

And of course, you can change the 700px to whatever you want the table's width to be :)

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Ah, thank you both very much. :wallbash: Also, is there any substitute for making a page open in a new window with the target="_blank" (or target="new", or someting, I don't remember what the other way to do it is since I only use the first way)?

 

If not, I'll use javascript, but there must be some way around this...

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