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jQuery for Designers : Beginner's Guide - Second Edition by Natalie MacLees

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Time for action – creating a basic data grid

Let's take a look at how to turn a basic HTML table into an interactive data grid, as follows:

  1. We'll get started as usual with our basic HTML file and associated files and folders, just like we did in Chapter 1, Designer, Meet jQuery. We'll fill the <body> element of our HTML document with the HTML markup for a large table of data. The DataTables plugin requires us to be careful and correct with our table markup, otherwise the DataTables features may not work as expected. We'll need to ensure that we use a <thead> element for the table's header, and a <tbody> element for the table's body. A <tfoot> element for the table's footer is optional. The following code is an abbreviated sample of the HTML markup ...

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