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Trying to set the background and text color in a table

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I have been trying to set the background color to blue and the text bold white in the top 2 rows in this table.
What am i doing doing wrong ?
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Question by:isnoend2001
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by:Jagadishwor Dulal
ID: 39167040
Why not change the header columns to th see here:

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

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Now Your CSS:
	    
	 .comptable .rightcolumn{
	 width: 45px;
	 text-align: center !important;
	  }  
	  
	 .comptable tr th{
	 width: 345px;
	 text-align:center;
	 margin-left:40px;
	  } 	
	
	.comptable {
	width:480px; 
    margin:auto;
    font-size:11px;
    border:1px solid #0066ff; /* ~dark blue */
     border-collapse:collapse;	
	}	

	.comptable .firstrow td {
	 border-right: 1px solid #CCC;/*darker gray */
      border-left: 1px solid #CCC;
      border-bottom: 1px solid #CCC;
	  }
		  
	 .comptable .bluerow td{
	  background-color:#0066ff; /*dark blue */ 
	  }	   
	 

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by:isnoend2001
ID: 39167069
: jagadishdulal,Thanks for adding that, but it made no difference
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Accepted Solution

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Ishaan Rawat earned 2000 total points
ID: 39167273
try this...

add a class of
.head

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in the first two TR... like this..
<tr class="head">...</tr>

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then add this to your stylesheet..

.head{
background: blue;
font-weight: bold;
color: #FFF;
}

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Author Closing Comment

by:isnoend2001
ID: 39167991
Thanks that works
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Expert Comment

by:Ishaan Rawat
ID: 39168111
Your Welcome. :D
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