Tables are utilized for large amounts of corresponding information. If you have any information that is repeated over and over with slight variations (for example, a list of garbage pickup fees that vary based on the size of the container), it may be best suited for a table.

Examples of information that should go into a table include:
  • Multiple dates corresponding to separate information (i.e., tax dates, holidays)
  • Items with prices (i.e., maps, services)
  • Schedules
  • A list of organizations and their corresponding services
Specific Guidelines
  • Do not use tables to space content or pictures on the page.
  • To be ADA compliant, all columns must have headings.
  • Use the Table Widget.
  • If the information you are displaying in a table doesn't consistently fit under the headers for that table, that information should not be displayed in a table.
  • Tables should display using the “Alternate Rows” color setting (auto-table class setting).
  • When listing out dollar amounts in a table, if some of the amounts have cents ($3.45, etc.) you may add .00 to the end of whole dollar amounts to make it easier for users to scan.

Generic Table Example

Type of Permit Dollars Pounds
Ferret $15.75 0-15
Dog, Class 1 $45.40 0-20
Dog, Class 2 $100.00 21-100