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RST is a plugin for your Joomla! website that prevents tables from breaking your responsive layout.

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What is Responsive Scrolling Tables (RST)?

Who is RST for?

RST is for anyone wishing to use tables in a mobile friendly way without having to add classes or special formatting to the table. It's aimed at WYSIWYG users to help them focus more on the content and worry less about the mobile display.

What does RST do?

It detects when tables are bigger then their containers and makes them scroll instead of flowing over the boundary of the container.

Why did we create RST?

We created RST because our clients like to write their own content and sometimes it is necessary to use tables. We respect that our clients are not HTML masters and learning HTML is often not one of their long term goals, so we needed an easy to use way of making their tables display correctly and easily on mobile devices.

How does RST work?

It inserts a JavaScript file into the document that detects if the document contains any tables. With each table it finds, it checks whether the table's width is larger then its parent, when a table is going to break the display of a page and makes it scroll instead by inserting a scrollable parent around the table. It also runs when the page is resized allowing users to maintain usability even after the page has loaded.

Tested in IE 9-11, Chrome 31+, FireFox 25+.

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Works for everything on website!

Ease of use

Just enable it, you can edit "scroll to right" message


I wanted my tables to be mobile friendly. I installed RST, enabled the plugin, opened my site on my phone, and now they scroll.

Ease of use

Install and enable, that's it.

As simple as it gets!

Posted on 17 March 2015

Does one thing, and does it well - makes tables scroll if they won't fit the screen.

Ease of use

Install, activate - and it works. What could be simpler?


Not required in my case, but there's a forum which seems to be promptly answered.


Scarcely any need for documentation - but it's available if you need it.

Very satisfied

Posted on 10 February 2015

This plugin works perfectly and I am very satisfied, thank you.

Pefect Simplicity

Posted on 04 October 2014

This is the answer to a most vexing problem, namely, the legitimate use of tables to display structured information in a website - but the inability to display that information effectively on modern devices.

What an absolute dream to now be able to display tables on mobile devices, within the website template structure, in an intuitive, user-friendly way. Best of all, it takes only minutes and makes tables a truly viable option for data presentaton once again. Much appreciated!


Posted on 30 September 2014

Can't believe it took less then 5 minutes to research an extension that could help me out with this problem, found this, created an account, downloaded and installed, enabled the plug-in and BAM, just worked. Had soo much time left I decided to write this review :)

I have pages that where the content is only inside a table, and other pages where there is additional content outside of any table. Everything display as it should.

As this site will have additional editors that are not familiar with creating responsive code, this allows them to insert content without worry. This extension resolves the display issues.

Excellent stuff

Posted on 02 June 2014

It's all about an excellent plug-in. Download, install and enable. Works precisely and smoothly.

Responsive Scrolling Tables

T J Dixon Limited
Last updated:
Jan 28 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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