Tuesday, 16 July 2013

* How to create Responsive Table ---

<!DOCTYPE html>

<meta charset='UTF-8'>

<title>Responsive Table</title>

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">

<!--[if !IE]><!-->

Max width before this PARTICULAR table gets nasty
This query will take effect for any screen smaller than 760px
and also iPads specifically.
only screen and (max-width: 760px),
(min-device-width: 768px) and (max-device-width: 1024px) {

/* Force table to not be like tables anymore */
table, thead, tbody, th, td, tr { 
display: block; 

/* Hide table headers (but not display: none;, for accessibility) */
thead tr { 
position: absolute;
top: -9999px;
left: -9999px;

tr { border: 1px solid #ccc; }

td { 
/* Behave like a "row" */
border: none;
border-bottom: 1px solid #eee; 
position: relative;
padding-left: 50%; 

td:before { 
/* Now like a table header */
position: absolute;
/* Top/left values mimic padding */
top: 6px;
left: 6px;
width: 45%; 
padding-right: 10px; 
white-space: nowrap;

Label the data
td:nth-of-type(1):before { content: "First Name"; }
td:nth-of-type(2):before { content: "Last Name"; }
td:nth-of-type(3):before { content: "Job Title"; }
td:nth-of-type(4):before { content: "Favorite Color"; }
td:nth-of-type(5):before { content: "Wars of Trek?"; }
td:nth-of-type(6):before { content: "Porn Name"; }
td:nth-of-type(7):before { content: "Date of Birth"; }
td:nth-of-type(8):before { content: "Dream Vacation City"; }
td:nth-of-type(9):before { content: "GPA"; }
td:nth-of-type(10):before { content: "Arbitrary Data"; }

/* Smartphones (portrait and landscape) ----------- */
@media only screen
and (min-device-width : 320px)
and (max-device-width : 480px) {
body { 
padding: 0; 
margin: 0; 
width: 320px; }

/* iPads (portrait and landscape) ----------- */
@media only screen and (min-device-width: 768px) and (max-device-width: 1024px) {
body { 
width: 495px; 




<div id="page-wrap">

<h1>Responsive Table</h1>

<p>Go to <a href="index.html">Non-Responsive Table</a></p>

<p>This is the exact same table, only has @media queries applied to is so that when the screen is too narrow, it reformats (via only CSS) to make each row a bit like it's own table. This makes for much more repetition and vertical space needed, but it fits within the horizontal space, so only natural vertical scrolling is needed to explore the data.</p>

<th>First Name</th>
<th>Last Name</th>
<th>Job Title</th>
<th>Favorite Color</th>
<th>Wars or Trek?</th>
<th>Porn Name</th>
<th>Date of Birth</th>
<th>Dream Vacation City</th>
<th>Arbitrary Data</th>
<td>Chief Sandwich Eater</td>
<td>Lettuce Green</td>
<td>Digby Green</td>
<td>January 13, 1979</td>
<td>Gotham City</td>
<td>Crimefighter Sorta</td>
<td>John Smith</td>
<td>July 19, 1968</td>
<td>Edlund, Ben (July 1996).</td>
<td>Giving Exploding Presents</td>
<td>Smurflane Smurfmutt</td>
<td>Smurfuary Smurfteenth, 1945</td>
<td>New Smurf City</td>
<td>Sales Representative</td>
<td>Lori Quivey</td>
<td>July 5, 1956</td>
<td>Tree Crusher</td>
<td>Steve 42nd</td>
<td>December 13, 1982</td>
<td>Las Vegas</td>
<td>Under the couch</td>





* { 
margin: 0; 
padding: 0; 
body { 
font: 14px/1.4 Georgia, Serif; 
#page-wrap {
margin: 50px;
p {
margin: 20px 0; 

Generic Styling, for Desktops/Laptops 
table { 
width: 100%; 
border-collapse: collapse; 
/* Zebra striping */
tr:nth-of-type(odd) { 
background: #eee; 
th { 
background: #333; 
color: white; 
font-weight: bold; 
td, th { 
padding: 6px; 
border: 1px solid #ccc; 
text-align: left;