When to use a table
Tables are an effective way to display tabular data on a web page; in other words, to display data about a number of items with similar properties. Most of the time, any data that is well-suited to display on a spreadsheet would also work well as a table.
Generally, it’s a good idea to avoid using a table if the information can be presented in another way. Tables aren’t responsive, which means they won’t adjust for easier viewing on a smaller screen. To offer the best experience for mobile users, consider responsive-friendly options like bulleted lists before adding a table to your page.
Tables should almost never be used for layout on a website page. Years ago, tables were often used to align text and graphical images on a page, but this is considered poor practice now and is strongly discouraged. It's better to use Page Layout options for arranging content in general, and the image-alignment options available in the Insert/Edit Image popup for fine adjustments.
Create a table
Check out this short video to learn about the table-editing tools in the Finalsite editor.
Creating Tables with the Text Editor (2:19) 1/22/2015
Topics covered include:
- Creating a new table
- Customizing the rows, columns, table size, table alignment on page, and exterior border size/color
- Adding content to table cells
- Editing table cell styles, including interior borders, background color, horizontal and vertical content alignment, and column width