Classic typography for organizing information

Tables & Lists

The typographic techniques for organizing similar data are revisited and simplified with BLUEPHRASE implied semantax.

  • Tables are a classic for displaying similar data in a scannable format.
  • Ordered lists are for sequenced steps.
  • Bullet lists are for a hodge-podge of ideas.
  • Definition lists are for glossaries.


Basics of tables
Using rows and columns to format data.
Tables with implied semantax
Omitting the tr and td semantax.
Compact table syntax
An alternate syntax for table rows and columns.
Captioning tables
Placing a caption above a table.
Header and footer rows
Applying column headers and footers to tables.
Setting column attributes
Setting background colors and widths for table columns.

Ordered Lists

Ordered lists
Creating numbered (1, 2, 3, ...) lists.
Continuing interrupted lists
Numbered lists that don't start with 1.
List numbering schemes
Using roman numbers, letters, and other numbering schemes.

Bullets Lists

Unordered lists
Creating a bullet list.
Bulleted list symbols
Using other symbols in place of ordinary bullets.
Nesting lists
Placing a list within another list


Definition lists
Creating a list of terms and definitions.

Classic typography for organizing information

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