"In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, we will
use an online bookstore as our model website, but the techniques we
cook up can be applied to a wide variety of other sites as well,
from weblogs to portfolios, from market-facing business sites to
"In this article, we will use jQuery to apply techniques for
increasing the readability, usability, and visual appeal of tables,
though we are not dealing with tables used for layout and design.
In fact, as the web standards movement has become more pervasive in
the last few years, table-based layout has increasingly been
abandoned in favor of CSSâ€'based designs. Although
tables were often employed as a somewhat necessary stopgap measure
in the 1990s to create multi-column and other complex layouts, they
were never intended to be used in that way, whereas CSS is a
technology expressly created for presentation..."
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