Tables on Saskatchewan.ca should be used when:
- You need to display numerical content, or
- Similar textual content is used for direct comparison purposes.
The content within a table on a Saskatchewan.ca page can be between 2 - 8 columns wide and 2 -50 rows high. If your content is either too small or too big for these standards, it is recommended to use other ways to display your content.
When to Use a Table on Saskatchewan.ca
- Displaying numerical data
- Displaying like content that is meant to be compared
A Table on Saskatchewan.ca is not for:
Visually formatting content on a web page
- Displaying data with only 1 column
- Displaying data with only 1 row
- Displaying data with over 8 columns
- Displaying data with over 50 rows
Data Heavy Table (over 8 columns/50 rows)
If you’re dealing with trying to display a huge amount of tabular data on a web page, a better user presentation might be to:
Split the data into smaller tables that fit into the table size guidelines for saskatchewan.ca;
- Display just the important highlights on the webpage with the full data available as a link to the full document (pdf, excel) in Publications Centre;
- Display a description of the data and link to the full document (pdf, excel) in Publications Centre; or
- Build a searchable database that will allow users to filter and sort the available data.
Data Light Table (under 2 columns/2 rows)
If you’re dealing with trying to display a small amount of tabular data on a web page, a better user presentation might be to:
Display the content as textual data.
Create an infographic; or
- Use bullet points to describe the content.