Though they’re often treated like the redheaded stepchild of modern web design, tables are still one of the best ways of displaying concise tabular data. But the more data that gets packed into a table, the tougher they get to read. Zebra striping the rows helps some, and column striping can help even more.
I’ve been building HTML tables for nearly two decades now. Today I realized two things:
- There’s such a thing as a col tag for tables (who knew?).
- It’s going to make my life easier.