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Data Tables and Cascading Style Sheets Gallery. What is this about?

Data Tables and Cascading Style Sheets Gallery

The CSS Table Gallery is a showcase of how CSS and data tables can work together to create usable and pretty results. Every once in a while there are emails on discussion lists asking for nicely designed tables and they are prone to go off-topic and ending in a holy war why tables are bad and why you shouldn't use them. Basically the thread/email that gave me the idea was this request on the evolt list. Well, there are legitimate uses for tables, for tabular data they are the best solution, as - properly marked up - they structure the data for the visual user and make it easy to follow for blind visitors or those using user agents without table rendering.

There are some good tutorials on styling tables on the web already, but a showcase site was missing, so here you go. Samanathon.com.