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Tablesaw: A Flexible Tool for Responsive Tables

August 06, 2014 Tagged: Project

Originally posted as Tablesaw: A Flexible Tool for Responsive Tables on the Filament Group Lab.

Next to coming up with project names, managing tables in a responsive layout is one of the trickiest problems in web development. Semantically structured tables are notoriously difficult to style as anything other than… well… a table. On the other hand, cobbling together a pile of divs and spans into a table-like shape means giving up the semantic meaning, accessibility, and navigability of real table elements to represent tabular data, or it means jumping through hoops to recreate those features. When it comes down to it, the semantic benefits of real table elements make them our first and best choice.

Available on GitHub

Demos

Install using NPM

npm install tablesaw

Install using Bower

bower install filament-tablesaw
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Zach is a builder for the web. He created IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.11ty.devEleventy (11ty), an award-winning open source site generator now full-time sponsored by IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.netlify.comNetlify. At one point he became entirely too fixated on web fonts. He has given 62 talks in eight different countries at events like Jamstack Conf, Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. Formerly part of Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and NebraskaJS. Read more about Zach »

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