Designed by software engineer Jon Perry, and following the Tufte-inspired mantra "no visual treatment for the purpose of aesthetics only", The Beautiful Table [the-beautiful-table.com] provides football (soccer) standings, results and schedule, as one cohesive yet minimalistic graphic representation.
Clubs are ordered vertically from first to last. Each match is laid out horizontally with home goals on top and away goals on bottom. The colors of the bars correspond to those of the respective clubs.
The total points per club are made available on the right side of the screens, which also reveals the winning/loosing statistics by way of mouse hovering. Match details like team names, goal scorers, time of goals, and kickoff time, is shown on mouseover or click.
The new kind of football table is currently available for England's Premier League, German's Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A and a few others.