Data-rich table layout in Ionic - convince me not to use Bootstrap


#1

I am using Ionic for an app that will be primarily used in a desktop web app environment. The app is a fairly data-rich laboratory data management app. It will require the use of tables to display data on several pages. I don’t want to complicate things by introducing Twitter Bootstrap into the mix, but the out-of-the-box table styling options it provides are great. Of course I could also use a plain HTML table, but that seems like a roll-your-own approach which isn’t my first choice.

It does not seem like Ionic is really set up for tables (understandably so since its primarily a mobile app tool). Am I missing something? I’d like to be convinced not to bring Bootstrap into the mix. Can anyone provide some advice here?

Thanks! :slight_smile:


#2

If it works, it works… Bootstrap is definitely the better choice for tables, but might add a bit much overhead as well. Are there other, single-purpose table handling solutions available?


#3

There are quite a few data table solutions out there, yes. It will just be a matter of weighing the overhead cost of those versus functionality. It will also be hard to find one that is very responsive (but I suppose by nature it is hard to make a table responsive). Thanks for your response - it contributes to my decision calculus.