Wikipedia:Table dos and don'ts

Tables are a great way to present data.
When you work with tables:
Green check.png Use wikitables, not HTML tables.
Green check.png Use class="wikitable" to apply standard style.
Green check.png Use short, self-explanatory captions and headers.
Green check.png Use CSS classes, not inline attributes, to set table style.
Green check.png Make columns sortable as appropriate.
Red x.svgDon't use tables for visual layout.
Red x.svgDon't use color alone to convey information.
Red x.svgDon'tnest tables if avoidable.
Red x.svgDon't use scrolling tables in articles.
Red x.svgDon'tsplit up sortable tables.

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