HTML colspan Attribute

HTML colspan Attribute:  This attribute specifies the number of columns a table cell should be spanned. It will allow a single table cell to span the width of more than one cell (or) column. And we can also say that this is similar to “merge cell” in a spreadsheet of Excel.

HTML colspan Attribute

This attribute can be applied to the <td> and the <th> elements.

<td>: It defines no.of standard cell it should span.



Syntax: <td colspan = “value”>table content…</td>

Here, the value specifies the no.of cells it should fill. But, the value must be an integer.

Browser Support:

This attribute is supported by the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer

Example: for <td> element

<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html> 
        <head> 
             <title>HTML colspan Attribute</title> 
            <style> 
            table, th, td { 
            border: 1px solid black; 
            border-collapse: collapse; 
             padding: 6px; } 
           </style> 
         </head> 	
      <body style = "text-align:center"> 
      <h1 style = "color: green;">Freshersnow</h1> 
      <h2>HTML colspan Attribute</h2> 
         <table> 
            <tr> 
	<th>Name</th> 
	<th>Expense</th> 
           </tr> 
            <tr> 
	<td>Swapna</td> 
	<td>$15</td> 
           </tr> 
           <tr> 
	<td>Teju</td> 
	<td>$6</td> 
          </tr> 
		
       <!-- The last row -->
           <tr> 
	<!-- This td will span two columns, that is a single column will take up the space of 2 -->
                    <td colspan="2">Sum: $21</td> 
           </tr> 
       </table> 
 </body> 
</html>					 

Output:

HTML colspan attribute

Example: for  <th> element

<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html> 
	<head> 
		<title>HTML colspan Attribute</title> 
		<style> 
			table, th, td { 
				border: 1px solid black; 
				border-collapse: collapse; 
				padding: 6px; 
			} 
		</style> 
	</head> 
	
	<body style = "text-align:center"> 
	
		<h1 style = "color: green;">Freshersnow</h1> 
		<h2>HTML colspan Attribute</h2> 
	
		<table> 
			<tr> 
				<th colspan="2">Expense</th> 
			</tr> 
			
			<tr> 
				<td>Chinnu</td> 
				<td>$10</td> 
			</tr> 
			
			<tr> 
				<td>Kanna</td> 
				<td>$8</td> 
			</tr> 
		</table> 
	</body> 
</html>

Output

HTML th example