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Zach Leatherman

Tablesaw: A Flexible Tool for Responsive Tables

August 06, 2014

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 with IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.netlify.comNetlify. He created the IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.11ty.devEleventy site generator and is still fixated on web fonts. His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like IndieWeb Avatar for https://jamstackconf.com/Jamstack Conf,btconf’s AvatarBeyond Tellerrand, IndieWeb Avatar for https://smashingconf.com/Smashing Conference,CSSConf’s AvatarCSSConf, and IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.whitehouse.govThe White House. He is an emeritus of IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.filamentgroup.comFilament Group, nejsconf’s AvatarNEJS CONF, and still helps out with nebraskajs’s AvatarNebraskaJS. Read more about Zach »

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