Creating a table to display tabular data in your web page is a lot of hard work. There are all the different tags that you need in order to define the columns, rows, headings, etc and if you get one tag out of place then the whole thing fails to display correctly and you have the unpleasant task of trying to figure out where you went wrong. Wouldn't it be great if there was some way of generating all of the tags for you.
Well now there is. Simply enter the basic data for what you want with your table into the form below and create all of the tags for a table with the number of columns and rows that you want your table to have. The form doesn't actually insert your content for you but all of the spots where you need to insert content are clearly identified with a string of text indicating what they are expected to contain.
Using this table generator will greatly simplify the task of adding tabular data into your page as you will know that the various tags identifying the parts of the table are all there in the right places at least and all you need to do is to add your content.
Note: this table generator will also generate some stylesheet commands to define some of the styles to apply to your table. In order for those styles to be applied to this table without affecting any other tables you may add to the same page you need to specify a unique id for the table. Class names are alsoapplied to each column in the table based on this id making it easier to style the columns of your table.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.