How to make Table with CSS Grid and React

August 15, 2022

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How to make Table with CSS Grid and React
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The <table> tag is not the most friendly HTML element, but hopefully, we can build a simple table layout with a CSS grid!


The TableLayout component receives gridTemplateColumns CSS attribute, a list of column names and children. Then we make every row contain the same number of elements as the column names array. The table's container is a grid element with aligned items to which we pass the grid template column with the style attribute.

import { CSSProperties } from "react"
import { ComponentWithChildrenProps } from "shared/props"
import styled from "styled-components"
import { Line } from "ui/Line"
import { Text } from "ui/Text"

interface Props extends ComponentWithChildrenProps {
  columnNames: string[]
  gridTemplateColumns: CSSProperties["gridTemplateColumns"]

const Container = styled.div`
  display: grid;
  gap: 16px 48px;
  align-items: center;

const Separator = styled(Line)`
  grid-column: 1/-1;

export const TableLayout = ({
}: Props) => {
  return (
    <Container style={{ gridTemplateColumns }}>
      { => (
        <Text weight="regular" color="supporting3" key={name}>
      <Separator />

We iterate over the array of column names and render them with the Text component. To span the separator line over the whole row, we use the grid-column property that starts with the first element and ends with the last. Finally, we display children, and we are good to go!