…which is one of the features central to the Eduction section. An example is this page of GCSE results.
Education tables are a great example of how one specialist requirement can reap rewards for so many others. We decided the Education section couldn’t be launched until we had created the ability to display and manage tables, and that’s one reason why we waited until August 2008 to launch it — there were a lot of other features to build before we got to tables.
Since launching tables for the Education section we’ve extended them for wider use. For example, they now feature more flexible formatting and the ability to click on a column for sorting. They’re also being used in other sections, such as in the Media section to display newspaper circulation, and the Football section to compare recent Spurs managers.
Journalism used to be about writing articles; these days it includes not just text, nor just audio and video, but also — as people like Adrian Holovaty and Jeff Jarvis have long said — managing and exposing data. This is one example of how that can happen.