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I have been searching for help with this and I am stumped.

I am trying to create an attractive, styled table with categories of Web Resources and associated icons for each category.

I currently have the following:

What I would like to do:

  • Show the Taxonomy icons next to the technology category names in the Views table
  • Style each Views generated table with a different css (e.g. border color, bg color)

But I can't find where I can create/generate specific CSS classes for each of the tables. They are all showing up in the output HTML as:

<table class="views-table cols-0">...</table>

And I don't even know where to start to display the Taxonomy icons next to the Taxonomy.

Do I need to work in Templates? If so, how do I add the appropriate icon to the table captions without hardcoding (e.g. switch / case), because that won't be flexible in the long run. I want site maintainers (not me) to be able to simply add a new category to the Taxonomy and upload an icon to go with it and have it show up in the View as a header for that category.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

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First, to have the associated icon show up with the taxonomy term, do the following:

  • add field: image field from taxonomy
  • add field: Global: custom text, set it to [name] [field_your_image_field]
  • exclude label from display
  • exclude these two fields from display
  • change your table grouping from taxonomy name to Custom text ( or whatever you named it )

To style the output, you'll use two settings:

under Format: table | settings, set the row class here

to style individual fields, click on the field in the fields list, click on style settings, and customize field HTML / create a CSS class

There are lots of options here for setting field and label classes, and html elements

Good luck

  • Thank you, Dom Day. This worked really well for adding the icon next to the taxonomy term.\ – Christopher Dunning Jun 29 '13 at 11:27
  • I was not able to find a way to style the tables themselves, but I could style each row by adding the "[name]" field token to the Row class, and then adding a separate line for each Taxonomy name to my CSS. For example: Taxonomy term = Geothermal stylesheet.css: tr.Geothermal { background-color: #faeeee; } – Christopher Dunning Jul 1 '13 at 3:49
  • Can't figure out how to put linebreaks in comment... Help says add two spaces, but this doesn't work for me... – Christopher Dunning Jul 1 '13 at 3:55
  • You can add a class to the view under the view's advanced settings area, and use it in your css selectors ... doing something like this in the css: .myview-class table { } – Dom Day Jul 1 '13 at 21:25
  • Thank you again, Don, but I'm afraid that doesn't affect the code I want to style. The View outputs a series of tables, one for each Taxonomy term. The <tr>s (which I can style) are for each item with that term. But I want to style the caption for each table differently (i.e. different background color). If I add a class to the whole view, then .myview-class table {} or .myview-class table caption {} will style all captions the same. What I want to do is table.techA caption {background-color: #faeeee;}, table.techB caption {background-color: #eef2fa;}. Any way to do that you know of? – Christopher Dunning Jul 2 '13 at 21:03

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