#### Arranging your data into tabular form has never been so easy!

# Tabulating

Creating HTML tables has always been a study in perseverance. If you work at it long enough you eventually get the results you want.

With blue-phrase, creating tables is straightforward, and *way easier* than Markdown, wikitext, or straight HTML.

Let's start by examining the finished result —

# Fiber origins

material |
origin |
source |

wool |
animal |
goat or sheep hair |

silk |
animal |
cocoon of Chinese silkworm |

cotton |
plant |
cellulose from cotton bolls |

kapok |
plant |
seed pods of the Ceiba tree |

polyester |
synthetic |
polyethylene terephthalate |

nylon |
synthetic |
thermoplastic polymer |

### Classic table notation

The classic blue-phrase notation to accomplish this looks like:

### Implied table notation

The classic notation can be abbreviated by using implied notation.

The two rules we need to know are:

`table`

semantax has an implied child of `tr`

`tr`

semantax has an implied child of `td`

Knowing these rules, we can shorten things up to look like this:

### Inline table notation

The implied notation can also be written using inline phrases, which looks like this: