Having a sticky table header is essential to providing a great user experience for large HTML tables that contain large size of data.
With a sticky table header plugin, you can make the table header (typically
<thead> element) fixed on the top of the page (or its parent container) when scrolling down.
Originally Published Oct 07 2020, updated Mar 12 2023
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Best jQuery Sticky Table Header Plugins
A jQuery sticky table header plugin that freezes your table thead element at top of the page/container when scrolling.
A lightweight and useful jQuery plugin that makes your table thead elements sticky as the page scrolls down. It is good for a long list of fairly uniform tabular data.
A tiny jQuery plugin developed to create HTML tables with fixed headers, footers, and columns.
Yet another jQuery fixed table header plugin which makes the thead sticking to the top of the screen on page scroll. Supports table rowspan and colspan attributes.
A lightweight, performant jquery plugin which allows freezing table headers and even table columns in place on page scrolling.
Best Vanilla JS Sticky Table Header Libraries
An easy yet configurable sticky table header library that sticks the thead of an HTML table to the top of the page with or without offset.
This sticky table header library supports all screen sizes. Table headers that stick to the top of your table as a user scrolls down. This library is for both desktop and mobile, it uses your content to calculate height so the headers can be shown correctly on all screen sizes.
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