tables – best use / how to optimize /good examples?

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  • #401942

    washlink
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    looking for examples for good use of tables – in regards to format and features – in wordpress.com sites
    also is there a way to add horizontal scrolling by placing it with other html?
    I assume sorting is out of the question if a wordpress.com site (vs .org).
    Any other other table tips worth knowing ?
    my theme is INove

    The blog I need help with is washlink.wordpress.com.

    #402084

    Horizontal scrolling is #3 in the top ten things people hate most on the web.

    As far as tables go, if you have need for a table in order to properly present information in a post or page, then use it.

    #402129

    This site has been mentiones inhere sometimes: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_tables.asp

    #402130

    This one makes tables thta looks better: http://tableizer.journalistopia.com/

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    #402329

    washlink
    Member

    hi universalgeni
    These are great. I appreciate the info and your time. I am now thinking some more (dangerous) and I am wonder now has anyone found ways to go beyond this?
    Are there was to give the user to manipulate the data view – doing sorting filtering etc or am I stuck if I have to stay with wordpress.com (vs .org) (I figured maybe I could have multiple tables each with its own specific sort with links to them … a kluge I dont want to implement given what is available in real widgets )

    I also think now I can use the google spreadsheet to maintain my data as new data is found. From the spread I can then seamlessly get clean html table code ( better the the verbose junk from MS excel) I then can then us the tweets & the good examples refenced by universalgeni and put updated table on site

    #402330

    This isn’t what you asked for but do you know Hans Rosling and his animated statistics?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w

    You can make your own here: http://www.gapminder.org/

    #402333

    Here’s one about crime and immigration in Sweden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GymYRExMn50&feature=player_embedded

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    #402337

    Also WordPress.com supports LaTeX: http://www.codecogs.com/

    #402338

    To be able to sort or manipulate data, the data would have to be in a database such as MySQL, and then you would have to use PHP scripting, or perhaps javascript to access and manipulate that data. None of that is possible at wordpress.COM.

    You could of course do it with a self-hosted wordpress blog as long as you had a good knowledge of MySQL and an appropriate scripting language. It would also be recommended that you are very familiar with the security issues involved and knew how to avoid them since you could open a huge door for hackers very easily.

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