Web producers here in our newsroom often have to throw up quick charts of data online, but hand-editing a table from a spreadsheet or exporting it from Office or Dreamweaver can be a time-consuming endeavor.
Well, now you have Tableize!, a time-saving tool that lets you copy/paste spreadsheet cells, click a button and –voila!– instant HTML tables you can quickly put online.
I put together Tableize! mostly in my spare time with PHP and a bit of script.aculo.us. The tool is a more modern version of the very talented Ray Villalobos’s long-standing Table Tango tool, which saved our butts plenty of times here in the Orlando newsroom, so much credit and respect to Ray for his original idea.
If you like Tableize!, please share it with others who might benefit. And do let me know if you spot any bugs or have suggestions for the tool. Enjoy!
[Tableize! – A quick tool for creating HTML tables out of spreadsheet data]
By Steve Mullis December 9, 2008 - 5:37 pm
Sweet! Nice work man. Simple and useful.
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By Jere Majava December 11, 2008 - 4:35 am
Very Nice! This seems to be the ideal tool for creating tables for blogs posts that I’ve been looking for.
I instatntly have one suggestion: The cells inside the first row (the header) would probably be better marked with element th instead of td. This way they will be marked as heading even if the user chooses not to use the styling created by the tool.
By Engagement 101 December 11, 2008 - 12:36 pm
Tableizer: turn spreadsheets into HTML tables…
This is wonderful. It's like an early Christmas present. So useful. What a lovely tool. Of course…
By Keizo December 14, 2008 - 11:27 pm
Is there anything like this that’s open source?
By Danny Sanchez December 15, 2008 - 8:42 am
@Keizo, not that I’m aware of, but I’ll certainly consider releasing the source code in the future.
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By Karl January 15, 2009 - 5:22 pm
Very cool. Any chance of options to use thead/tbody instead of the firstrow clas? How about an option to make the first column into td as well?
Thanks for a great start.
By Danny Sanchez January 15, 2009 - 5:49 pm
Thanks Karl. Yes, that’s the next change I’m planning to make to the tool.
By Christoph February 10, 2009 - 8:24 am