Create interactive tables with Tabulator

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Tables carry all kinds of advanced visual gimmicks intended to make them look better. Table rendering performance is more important than ever. Generating a few labels on the fly is not a problem, but doing so with complex tables containing images overloads systems.

Tables intended for the web are best generated with the Tabulator framework. Just like all the best web design tools it's designed to streamline your workflow. This JavaScript framework contains an advanced implementation of the virtual document object programming paradigm. This means it only creates a few widgets, which it recycles as the user scrolls through your list.

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Tam Hanna is a software consultant who specialises in the management of carrier and device manufacturer relationships, mobile application distribution and development, design and prototyping of process computers and sensors. He was a regular contributor to Web Designer magazine in previous years, and now occupies his time as the owner of Tamoggemon Software and Computer Software.