Simple jQuery Zebra Stripe Table with Row Hover and Highlight class


Was just trying to build a fully functional table or grid by using jQuery. I see there are many tutorials with Zebra Stripe Tables by using  jQuery. Here I am trying to make Simple jQuery Zebra Stripe Table with Row Hover Class and Row Highlight Class or Row Selected Class.


The CSS used for this example is as below:

font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
width: 728px;
border: 2px solid #940103;
table.tablecolors td{
padding: 8px 6px;
font-size: 12px;
border: 1px solid #FFF;
table.tablecolors .even{
background-color: #efefef;
table.tablecolors .odd{
background-color: #FFF;
table.tablecolors .hovcolor{
background-color: #4f8c00;
table.tablecolors .highlightcolor{
background-color: #8c2800;


The simple jQuery script or code snippet:

$(document).ready(function() {
$("table.tablecolors tr:even").addClass("even");
$("table.tablecolors tr:odd").addClass("odd"); //This is not required - you can avoid this if you have a table background
$("table.tablecolors tr").hover(function(){
}, function(){
$("table.tablecolors tr").click(function(){
//$("table.tablecolors tr").removeClass("highlightcolor"); // Remove this line if you dont want to de-highlight the previously highlighted row


If you see the above script, you can avoid either “even” or “odd” class and its jQuery declaration if you place a table background color – but it is required when you want to have different font or different image background or borders etc.

In the same way if you don’t want to highlight the previous selected row once the another row is clicked, means like if you want to have only one row selected at a time, then you can un-comment the following line – if not leave it as is.


$("table.tablecolors tr").removeClass("highlightcolor");


And I don’t think there is any other simple method to achieve this via jQuery? – if so please share the code.

Check the final example and let me know if you are looking out for any further enhancements to be done to the table and its functionality. I can give  you one suggestion which I have in mind – like having a header and footer for the tables by using jQuery?

If you have any suggestions to improve please drop me a message – I will look into it.

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