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21+ Fresh Ajax CSS Tables

November 15th, 2007

Not many web designers have fun when it comes to styling tabular data. We have taken a close look at today’s best functioning and styled tables to showcase over 15 modern css and Ajax tables teaching you some useful techniques for displaying information in a tabular mode using sorting or filtering functions.

You might be interested to take a look at the links below:

So let’s take a look around.


1) Tablecloth – Css Globe has decided to present Tablecloth. Which is a lightweight, easy to use, unobtrusive way to add style and behaviour to your html table elements.

Tablecloth


2) Create a table like Orbitz’s airline flights– The Css Guy taught us how to create a table that would give an indication of relationships among the information provided for example – clicking on a cell should highlight the associated cell in the top row and left most column.

orbitz


3) A CSS styled table– Veerle Duoh has demonstrated a beautiful usage of tables, for tabular data while implementing them with accessibility in mind and how to make them appealing for the eye using CSS.

CSS styled table


4) Sortable Table Sort the columns in a table and filter elements in the table.

row locking


5) Row Locking with CSS and JavaScript

– Again The Css Guy refered to this technique as ‘row locking’, since the effect stays in place until the user re-clicks (or unlocks) the row.

row locking

He also added another example to Lock rows with radios .


6) Vertical scrolling tablesIf you have a lot of table data but not much room to display it, then this might be the answer. A css only styled table with fixed column headings and footer and scrolling content./p>

Vertical scrolling tables


7) Replicating a Tree table-The aim is to replicate a graphic table tree using HTML./p>

table tree


8 ) Paginate, sort and search a table with Ajax and Rails-This example provide a dynamic interface which doesn’t need to reload the entire page when the table changes.

ajax tables


9) Collapsible tables with DOM and CSS-This script add the arrow images in the footer allowing the table to be collapsed and expanded.

Collapsible tables


10) TableSorter plug-in for jQuery-Its main features include Multi-column sorting, Support for rowspan and colspan on TH elements and many other features

TableSorter


11) Stripe your tables the OO way-The ‘stripe’ method runs through each row in the specified table and applies the ‘alt’ class, then adds onmouseover and onmouseout functions.

TableSorter


12) MOOTOOLS javascript Table Row & Column highlighting-This shows an mootools javascript example that highlights the table row and column of the cell you are hovering over.

mootools


13) CSS Table Gallery-This is a showcase of 93 styled tables.

css gallery


14) jQuery Table FilterThis example sorts/filters multiple columns

jquery table filter


15) Sortable/Resizable/Editable TableKit TableKit is a collection of HTML table enhancements using the Prototype framework. TableKit currently implements row striping, column sorting, column resizing and cell editing using Ajax.

sortable, resizable, editable


16) Make all your tables sortable

sortable table


17) Zebra TablesAlistapart has provided us an excellent example of using JavaScript and the DOM to apply background-color styles to table cells.

sortable table


18 ) Standardista Table Sorting is a JavaScript module that lets you sort an HTML data table by any column.

sortable table


19) GridView3 Example

Grid


20) Mootable Because they are made from standard tables, they degrade nicely.

MOOTOOLS


21) Drag & Drop Sortable Lists with JavaScript and CSS

drag and drop


For those of you looking for even more detailed information, here are links to some further reading:

 

Further Readings:

If you guys have an interesting Ajax/CSS Table that you think it should be added to the list, don’t hesitate to let me know and a link to your site will be added beside your chosen example.

Credits

Thanks to our friend "Rich LaMarche" for recommending Tablekit addition (#15) in this post.

The jungle is alive: Be it a collaboration between two or more authors or an article by an author not contributing regularly. In these cases you find the Noupe Editorial Team as the ones who made it. Guest authors get their own little bio boxes below the article, so watch out for these.

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Rich LaMarche
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Rich LaMarche
8 years 10 months ago

Don’t forget the excellent TableKit
widget written on top of Prototype. It is unobtrusive, allows sorting, striping, column resizing, and in place editing. Recommended if you are using Prototype.
-Rich

Noupe
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8 years 10 months ago

Hi Rich,
I totally missed this one, good choice. It will be added today to this list.
Credits will be assigned manually at the end of each article until we finish our own credit module.
Thanks Rich :)

wholic
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wholic
8 years 10 months ago

I found “standarlista” useful. Thanks.

Sasha Cohen
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Sasha Cohen
8 years 9 months ago

Hi…Man i love reading your blog, interesting posts ! it was a great Sunday . Sasha Cohen

Jordan Meeter
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8 years 9 months ago

Fantastic list, thanks!

asshur
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8 years 9 months ago

Cool post. I love your work.

ipa-iba
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8 years 9 months ago

Great list.

I really like the html tree table. I’m not sure I’ve seem much similar around.

Sorabh
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Sorabh
8 years 9 months ago

Cooool……will help me a lot :)

Noupe
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8 years 9 months ago

wholic , Sasha, Jordan, asshur, Ipa-ida
Yea, this is a very good collection of Ajax Css tables that realy would make your site stand out when you are using tabular data in.

dated
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dated
8 years 7 months ago

point 9 leads to wrong url

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pquer craps baccarat
8 years 7 months ago

Like the site very much, thanx 4 your efforts webmasters

Dave
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8 years 6 months ago
leon caddick
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8 years 2 months ago

excellent – just wish i’d found it sooner!

Ivan
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8 years 1 month ago

You might want to include this in your list:
http://dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxGrid/ – Customizable Ajax DataGrid with sorting, filtering, searching capabilities. A set of predefined skins is available. Works fast with large datasets.

Clifford
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8 years 30 days ago

Very nice.. Good selection

nickel22
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8 years 3 days ago

a very good list.. i think that i get some of this for apply at my works.

In veerle’s blog i found this http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/a_css_styled_table/

bye :)

barraca freelance
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8 years 1 day ago

Thank’s it seems that ajax is unstopeable! :)

That Namelezz Guy
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7 years 11 months ago

Great article!

love
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6 years 11 months ago

just let love be

Binu
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Binu
5 years 10 months ago

I was looking for a simple, clean and clear table CSS and fortunately landed here. I used ‘A CSS styled table’ without any second thought in my screen. Special thanks to you.

Alonzo Stangroom
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5 years 10 months ago

Perfect short article, well written I must say.

Electricians Minneapolis
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5 years 8 months ago

You are awesome thank you for the publish buddy.

h2spot.net
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5 years 7 months ago

Great article… luv it

francis
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5 years 6 months ago

Good examples. Thanks for sharing.

richa shrivastava
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richa shrivastava
5 years 4 months ago

all list are good and well designed ,and help me alot …….thanks.

Kent
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Kent
5 years 2 months ago

Lets say I want a Premier League Table on my website, which will be updated after each match in the league. I guess I can use some of the examples regarding to tables, but how do I implement all the data(bases?) on the website?

And yes, I am quite stupid :)

RipCooL
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RipCooL
5 years 1 month ago

Is something wrong with the thumbnails! cant see it! i search one by one! nice tables anyways! thanks.

eg
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eg
5 years 21 days ago

Here is another one that would be good for the list: http://tablestyler.com

Suyash Sumaroo
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5 years 16 days ago

Nice Work..it will really help me a lot for designing tables

Wasim Amin
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5 years 14 days ago

nice stuff over here..
That was what i was looking for

Miguel
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5 years 1 day ago

Thank you exactly was i looking for!!

Ryan
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5 years 1 day ago

Cool list of table designs!

Predcasna ejakulace
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4 years 7 months ago

I coudnt download those ables. it is giving me 404 error messeage. whats wrong? please someone tell me thanks

Peter Drinnan
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3 years 11 months ago

2008 seems so long ago but most of these tables still measure up to today’s “standards”. Good enough for me anyway. Thanks.

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