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Pigdogmonster
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hi,

I have a normal table with a border.

<TABLE CELLSPACING=1 CELLPADDING=1 border=1>

What I would like is to keep the border around the edge  and the horizontal border but remove the verticle border between the TD's.

I would also like to have one every other TD to be shaded with a light grey


<tr>
            <td valign='left' halign='center'nowrap>&nbsp;<%=var2ndRun%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center'nowrap>&nbsp;<%=varWeight%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center'nowrap>&nbsp;<%=varTotVol%></TD>
                      <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap>&nbsp;<%=varTotDrops%</TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap>&nbsp;<%=varLastDrop%</TD>            <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap> <%=varManifest%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap><%=varBooked%>></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap><%=varBooked%>></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap><%=varBooked%>></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap><%=varBooked%>></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='middle'nowrap><%=varBooked%>></TD>
                        
</tr>

many thanks
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MaB

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Hi Pigdogmonster,
You'll have to use style for that.

<html>

<head>
<title>New Page 1</title>
</head>

<body>
<TABLE CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111">

What I would like is to keep the border around the edge and the horizontal
border but remove the verticle border between the TD's. I would also like to
have one every other TD to be shaded with a light grey


<tr>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%=var2ndRun%></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=varWeight%></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%=varTotVol%></TD>
                     <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=varTotDrops%></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap>&nbsp;<%=varLastDrop%</TD>          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap> <%=varManifest%></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1"><%=varBooked%>></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0"><%=varBooked%>></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1"><%=varBooked%>></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0"><%=varBooked%>></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-style: solid; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1"><%=varBooked%>></TD>
                   
</tr>


<tr>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;</TD>
                     <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;</TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='middle' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-style: solid; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;</TD>
                   
</tr>
</table>
</body>

</html>

BR MaB.

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Commented:
thats great!  thanks!

I have the shading in the TD's but still have the verticle borders. :-)

I'll paste my exact code so you can take a look.

<TABLE WIDTH="95%" BORDER=1 CELLSPACING=1 CELLPADDING=1 style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111">


<TR bgcolor=mediumblue>

<TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=15&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Haulier</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=16&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Driver</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=17&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Ship No</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=18&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>2nd Run</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=19&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Weight</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=20&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>M3</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=21&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Drops</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=22&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Dest</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=23&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Manifest</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=24&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Booked Out</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=25&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Arrival & Driver</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=26&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Finished Loading</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=27&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Start Loading</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=28&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Trailier No (pre loads)</FONT></B></A></TD>
            <TD><FONT color=white><B>i</FONT></B></TD>
          </tr>
</FONT>


//This is where the data is displayed---

<tr>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-style: solid; border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%=varHaulier%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=varDriver%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap>&nbsp;<a href="JavaScript:openWindow('../shipView.asp?shipNo=<%=varShipNo%>&DelDate=<%=varDelDate%>&driverName=<%=varDriver%>&reg=<%=varReg%>&totDrops=<%=varTotDrops%>&TotVol=<%=varTotVol%>&totWeight=<%=varWeight%>')"><b><%=varShipNo%></b></a></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=var2ndRun%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%=varWeight%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=varTotVol%></TD>
          <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%=varTotDrops%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=varLastDrop%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%if len(varManifest) >0 then %><img src='../../images/pics/tick.gif' alt='<%=varManifest%>'><%else%><input type='checkbox' value='<%=varTimeStamp%>'unchecked><%end if%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%if len(varBooked) >0 then %><img src='../../images/pics/tick.gif' alt='<%=varBooked%>'><%else%><input type='checkbox' value='<%=varBooked%>'unchecked><%end if%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%if len(varArrival) >0 then %><img src='../../images/pics/tick.gif' alt='<%=varArrival%>'><%else%><input type='checkbox' value='<%=varArrival%>'unchecked><%end if%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%if len(varFinishedLoad) >0 then %><img src='../../images/pics/tick.gif' alt='<%=varFinishedLoad%>'><%else%><input type='checkbox' value='<%=varFinishedLoad%>'unchecked><%end if%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<%if len(varStartLoad) >0 then %><img src='../../images/pics/tick.gif' alt='<%=varStartLoad%>'><%else%><input type='checkbox' value='<%=varStartLoad%>'unchecked><%end if%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1" bgcolor="#C0C0C0">&nbsp;<%=varPreLoaded_Trailer%></TD>
            <td valign='left' halign='center' nowrap style="border-left-width: 1; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: solid; border-top-width: 1; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1">&nbsp;<input type='image' src='../../images/submit.gif'></TD>
            </form>
            
</tr>

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Brilliant thanks buddy! ;-)  looks great!

just 2 more thing if you dont mind,

I could do with the following colours:-

pastel blue
pastel red
pastel green

How would you suggest that I tidy up the top bar, as it looks really messy now compared to the rest of the table?



<TR bgcolor=mediumblue>

<TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=15&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Haulier</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=16&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Driver</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=17&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Ship No</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=18&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>2nd Run</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=19&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Weight</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=20&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>M3</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=21&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Drops</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=22&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Dest</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=23&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Manifest</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=24&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Booked Out</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=25&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Arrival & Driver</FONT></B></A></TD>
         <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=26&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Finished Loading</FONT></B></A></TD>
         <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=27&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Start Loading</FONT></B></A></TD>
         <TD><A href="despASC.asp?sort=28&status=<%=varStatus%>&status2=<%=varStatus2%>&request=<%=varRequest%>&delDate=<%=varGetDateORIG%>"><FONT color=white><B>Trailier No (pre loads)</FONT></B></A></TD>
          <TD><FONT color=white><B>i</FONT></B></TD>
         </tr>
</FONT>
MaB

Commented:
>>How would you suggest that I tidy up the top bar, as it looks really messy now compared to the rest of the table?

Well, that depends.....

Why do you think it looks messy, and is the top bar only for presenting relevent headers for the data or for something else?

The thing is, "looking messy" is a really subjective thing so I would need a little more "meat on the bones" to know what you find messy with it, and it's hard to say when I can't see the actual content in the rest of the table.

The only thing I can say as a general statement is to use a more soothing colour that doesn't draw too much attention and to use a thicker border underlining the top bar to separate the description from the content. If you want you could also use script to have the top bar stay in place while scrolling the rest of the table if there are lot of content.

BR MaB

Author

Commented:
Thanks!

Do you have any idea or can recommend a website with colours I could use for the following?

pastel blue
pastel red
pastel green

many thanks
MaB

Commented:
Does these color codes work for you?

#0000FF     (Blue)
#FF0000     (Red)
#00FF00     (Green)

MaB

Author

Commented:
They are great!

Thanks very much for your help.
MaB

Commented:
No problem, glad I could help!

BR MaB
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