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.
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.
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.
4) Sortable Table Sort the columns in a table and filter elements in the table.
– 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.
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>
7) Replicating a Tree table-The aim is to replicate a graphic table tree using HTML./p>
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.
9) Collapsible tables with DOM and CSS-This script add the arrow images in the footer allowing the table to be collapsed and expanded.
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
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.
13) CSS Table Gallery-This is a showcase of 93 styled tables.
14) jQuery Table FilterThis example sorts/filters multiple columns
15)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.
20) Mootable Because they are made from standard tables, they degrade nicely.
For those of you looking for even more detailed information, here are links to some further reading:
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.
Thanks to our friend "Rich LaMarche" for recommending Tablekit addition (#15) in this post.