Contrasting lists and tables

Now that I have convinced you (I hope) of many good ways to use lists in your web content, let's turn to tables. Tables, like lists, are a great way to let go of the words that don't matter and let people grab the essential information.

Think about the difference. What is a list? What is a table? When would you use each?

List • Individual items, all in the same category of information.

• If a list wraps to a second column, the second column is a continuation of the list. The columns are a formatting feature; they don't show a relationship.

Table • More than one category of information.

• The columns show a comparison or a relationship.

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