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HTML HTML Tables Table Basics Create a Table

How do you add two table cells inside a table row?

I just need to understand what I am doing wrong

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Tables</title>
  </head>
  <body>
<table>
         <tr>
             <tb>second</tb>
             <tb>...</tb>  
          </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Name</td>
        <td>E-mail</td>
        <td>Job Role</td>
        <td>Number</td>

      </tr>
          <tr>
             <tb>hold</tb>
             <tb>on</tb>
          </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Nick Peter</td>
        <td>Nick@example.com</td>
        <td>Web Designer</td>
        <td>555-555-5555</td>

     </tr>
           <tr>
             <tb>wait</tb>
             <tb>a</tb>  
        </tr>
     <tr>
        <td>Nelson Sadmen</td>
        <td>Neslon@example.com</td>
        <td>Front-End Developer</td>
        <td>555-555-5555</td>
      </tr> 
           <tr>
             <tb>second</tb>
             <tb>...</tb>  
         </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Dave McFarland</td>
        <td>Dave@example.com</td>
        <td>Front-End Developer</td>
        <td>555-555-5555</td>          
      </tr>  
         <tr>
             <tb>second</tb>
             <tb>...</tb>  
         </tr>
  </body>
</html>
Muhammad Tahir
Muhammad Tahir
4,113 Points

You are using <tb>, replace those with <td>. Also you should be using same number of cells for a single table's row or use colspan to span the cell into multiple columns. You can also nest tables within a single cell for the purpose.

1 Answer

Echoing Muhammad's comment into an answer to make sure you see that this has been answered (Thanks, Muhammad!):

  1. There's no such thing as a <tb> element. Table cells can only use the <td> (Table Data) or <th> (Table Header) tag. You'll almost always use <td>.
  2. If you don't have a consistent number of table cells in each row, your table will be off-balance. If a table cell is supposed to span 2 columns, you'd set it as <td colspan="2">whatever</td>. Same thing with any other number of columns it should span. Extra note: there's no such thing as, for example, colspan="all", you have to count the columns and use a number.
  3. You never close your table. Use </table> between your last </tr> tag and the </body> tag.