HTML has the capability to create tables… but not interactive tables. We need jQuery tables to make our tables dynamic, animated and more user-friendly.

For creating jQuery based tables, we need jQuery table creators and jQuery plugins for tables. That is exactly what we are sharing today. And all of those are free.

These jQuery tables and plugins are useful for sorting data in a more efficient and business friendly way.
Now you can add more data than a simple HTML table can imagine, and you can even make it look better than a routine HTML table.

jQuery Tables

These table makers and table plugins are fairly simple to use. If you can work with simple HTML and CSS, you can easily handle these tools. So get, set, go!

Flexigrid

This a Lightweight but rich data grid with resizable columns and a scrolling data to match the headers, plus an ability to connect to an xml based data source using Ajax to load the content.

Flexigrid

WATable

A jQuery table plugin with sorting, paging, filtering…and other good stuff. It is possible the simplest tool you’ll find for creating tables with JavaScript but it is powerful enough to compete with nearly any jQuery tables plugin.

WATable

jTable

jTable is a jQuery plugin that is used to create AJAX based CRUD tables without coding HTML or JavaScript.

jTable

DataTables

This is a very power-packed jQuery plugin and it is highly customizable. Probably the most customizable plugin in this jQuery table plugins list. This is based on the foundations of progressive enhancement, which will add advanced interaction controls to any HTML table.

DataTables

tablesorter

Table plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.

TableSorter

jTPS

jTPS is a datatable jQuery plugin that offers pagination, animated scrolling through pages and intelligent natural sorting capability. The development version is currently 15KB.

jTPS

 

Drag and Drop jQuery Plugin

This TableDnD plugin allows the user to reorder rows within a table, for example if they represent an ordered list (tasks by priority for example).

Drag and Drop

Handsontable

A minimalistic Excel-like data grid editor for HTML, JavaScript & jQuery.

Handsontable

Graph Table

A simple jQuery plugin that transform an HTML table into a graph using the flot library.

Fixed Header Table

Fixed Header Table in its simplest form displays a fixed header for any valid table mark-up. This is an active jQuery plugin project so expect new features and improvements to be released.

Fixed Header jQuery Tables

Table Pagination

This jQuery plugin is used to create a pagination element under a table element. You can customize your pagination needs through various settings.

Table Pagination

jQ treeTable

The treeTable plugin allows you to display a tree in a table, i.e. a directory structure or a nested list. Each branch in this tree can be collapsed and expanded, just like in a file explorer in most modern operating systems.

JQ treetable

column Hover

A jQuery-plugin that highlights whole columns in a table when hovering over them.

Column Hover

PicNet Table Filter

This jQuery plugin adds real time Google-like column filtering capabilities to a regular HTML table. The table filter was born out of our Visual Analytics (Mouse Eye Tracking) project and has received great feedback.

PicNet Table Filter

jExpand plugin

jExpand is ultra lightweight jQuery plugin that will make your tables expandable.

jExpand

 

 

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