← Back toFront-end Tips

Make a table with equal column widths

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
02 Mar, 2021
Setting the width for each cell explicitly is the straightforward way to give all columns the same width. For example, the CSS declaration below splits a table of four columns into parts whose widths are the same:
table td {
width: 25%;
However, the approach doesn't work if the table has a dynamic number of columns. Fortunately, we can use the `table-layout` property to do that. No matter what how many columns the table has, they will have the same widths.
table {
table-layout: fixed;

Questions? 🙋

Do you have any questions? Not just about this specific post, but about any topic in front-end development that you'd like to learn more about? If so, feel free to send me a message on Twitter or send me an email. You can find them at the bottom of this page.
I have a long list of upcoming posts, but your questions or ideas for the next one will be my top priority. Let's learn together! Sharing knowledge is the best way to grow 🥷.

Recent posts ⚡

Newsletter 🔔

If you're into front-end technologies and you want to see more of the content I'm creating, then you might want to consider subscribing to my newsletter.
By subscribing, you'll be the first to know about new articles, products, and exclusive promotions.
Don't worry, I won't spam you. And if you ever change your mind, you can unsubscribe at any time.
Phước Nguyễn