DataTables is a great jQuery plug-in if your site needs table integration with options. Once you have your data ready for this functionality, you can setup the integration fairly quick. For more advanced options it just takes a little more time to get what you are looking to achieve. There are configurable options such as filtering, pagination, sorting, jQuery ThemeRoller support and many more.
You can take it a step further with ListNav integration that allows a navigation bar to be added. This works great for a directory listing.
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