Kotatsu – a simple html table generator

It’s been a long time since I’ve used Dreamweaver for web development. I only find myself missing it when I need to create a table, especially when I want to have all cells in a particular column have a class. (I’m well aware of <colgroup>, I just don’t subscribe.)

So I created a tool to help create a table and throw in column classes quickly. I gave it a name so I can put it out there and let others use it, too.

It’s called kotatsu.

This post was ported from an old host and CMS, so many comments were lost. Below are the comments that I found were most helpful regarding this post that I salvaged. Some links or attributions may not be working correctly.

Chris Heilmann said:
Nice, but these are not tables. Tables are data constructs and need a summary, a caption and TH elements with scope attributes to be accessible and useful. All of these are also splendid hooks for styling which I’ve proven with the CSS table gallery: http://icant.co.uk/csstablegallery/