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I have been trying to center align all the text in the right side of this table to no avail
also the bottom left 4 rows I have been unable to put a 40px padding on the left side of the left aligned text
What am i doing wrong?
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Question by:isnoend2001
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Kyle Abrahams earned 2000 total points
ID: 39164745
the <!-- isn't a valid comment for CSS.

use the /* syntax for that.
http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_syntax.asp

I've posted 2 sections of code, the first where everything is working, but the comments are incorrect (actually causing some of your styles not to apply)

The second is the correct syntax, but then other stuff changes.

A useful tool is firefox's inspection tool where you can just right click on a cell to see what styles are being applied.

To indent the text, use a span inside of the cell.


Working:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="dcterms.created" content="Mon, 13 May 2013 15:47:28 GMT">
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="keywords" content="">
    <title>Table practise</title>
    
    <!--[if IE]>
    <script src="http://html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
    <![endif]-->
	<style type= "text/css">
	    
	     .nailsizetable .rightcolumn{
	 width: 45px;
	 text-align: center !important;
	  }  
	  
	  	 .nailsizetable .leftcolumn td{
	 width: 345px;
	 text-align:center;
	 margin-left:40px;
	  } 
	  
	
	
	.nailsizetable {
	width:480px; 
    margin:auto;
    font-size:12px;
    border:1px solid #0066ff; <!-- ~dark blue -->
     border-collapse:collapse;	
	}	

	.nailsizetable tr{
	background: #F2F2F2;<!-- light gray -->
	 }	
	
	.nailsizetable td{
	height: 20px;
	border-right: 1px solid #CCC;<!-- darker gray -->
    	border-left: 1px solid #CCC;
      	border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC;
	width:auto;
	 }

	.nailsizetable .headingrow td{
	border: 1px solid #0066ff;<!-- ~dark blue -->
	background: #0066ff;
	width:260px;
	font-size: 12px;
	 font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
	 color: #FFFFFF;<!-- ~font color white -->
	 font-weight: bold;
	 text-align:center;
	 padding-left:2px; 
	 }

	.nailsizetable .firstrow td {
	 border-right: 1px solid #CCC;<!-- darker gray -->
      border-left: 1px solid #CCC;
      border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC;
	  }


	  
	 </style>
  </head>
  <body>
 
<table class="nailsizetable">
<tr>
<td class="headingrow" rowspan="2"  style="margin-top:30px; text-align:center">
Composition Shingles
</td>
<td class="rightcolumn" colspan="4">
Sheathing Thickness
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="rightcolumn">3/8"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1/2"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">5/8"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">3/4"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
3-Tab comp shingles (Bare sheathing)</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
<span style="padding-left:40px">
Dimensional comp shingles (Bare sheathing)
</span>
</td>

<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
3-Tab comp shingles over 3 Tab comp shingles</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
Dimensional comp shingles over 3 Tab</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/2"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/2"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/2"</td>
 
</tr>
</table>
  </body>
</html>

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Not working, but correct syntax:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="dcterms.created" content="Mon, 13 May 2013 15:47:28 GMT">
    <meta name="description" content="">
    <meta name="keywords" content="">
    <title>Table practise</title>
    
    <!--[if IE]>
    <script src="http://html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
    <![endif]-->
	<style type= "text/css">
	    
	     .nailsizetable .rightcolumn{
	 width: 45px;
	 text-align: center !important;
	  }  
	  
	  	 .nailsizetable .leftcolumn td{
	 width: 345px;
	 text-align:center;
	 margin-left:40px;
	  } 
	  
	
	
	.nailsizetable {
	width:480px; 
    margin:auto;
    font-size:12px;
    border:1px solid #0066ff; /* ~dark blue */
     border-collapse:collapse;	
	}	

	.nailsizetable tr{
	background: #F2F2F2; /* light gray*/
	 }	
	
	.nailsizetable td{
	height: 20px;
	border-right: 1px solid #CCC; /*darker gray */
    	border-left: 1px solid #CCC;
      	border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC;
	width:auto;
	 }

	.nailsizetable .headingrow td{
	border: 1px solid #0066ff; /* ~dark blue */
	background: #0066ff;
	width:260px;
	font-size: 12px;
	 font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; 
	 color: #FFFFFF; /* ~font color white */
	 font-weight: bold;
	 text-align:center;
	 padding-left:2px; 
	 }

	.nailsizetable .firstrow td {
	 border-right: 1px solid #CCC;/*darker gray */
      border-left: 1px solid #CCC;
      border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC;
	  }


	  
	 </style>
  </head>
  <body>
 
<table class="nailsizetable">
<tr>
<td class="headingrow" rowspan="2"  style="margin-top:30px; text-align:center">
Composition Shingles
</td>
<td class="rightcolumn" colspan="4">
Sheathing Thickness
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="rightcolumn">3/8"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1/2"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">5/8"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">3/4"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
3-Tab comp shingles (Bare sheathing)</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
<span style="padding-left:40px">
Dimensional comp shingles (Bare sheathing)
</span>
</td>

<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
3-Tab comp shingles over 3 Tab comp shingles</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="leftcolumn">
Dimensional comp shingles over 3 Tab</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/4"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/2"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/2"</td>
<td class="rightcolumn">1-1/2"</td>
 
</tr>
</table>
  </body>
</html>

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by:isnoend2001
ID: 39164822
Thanks for adding that did not even think about the comment syntax
I was thinking the /* ..*/only applied to external style sheets. never really thought about it.
But now i know. Back to the drawing board
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