For displaying tabular data, CiviCRM generally prefer jquery datatables(http://www.datatables.net/), most of the time I worked on that. I am very comfortable with the datatable because of the simplicity, apis and offcourse its great look. Datatable allows us to use it as per our requirements. Recently I worked on search integration with datatable in CiviCRM. I would like to provide one drupal example of datatable.