You may not think about it often, but tables are meant to be read. In this excerpt from Chapter 2 of his book, Web Typography, Richard Rutter explains how typography can improve the UX of our rows and columns.
It's a tug-of-war as old as web design. Designers need to control text size and the vertical grid; readers need to be able to resize text. A better best practice for sizing type and controlling line-height is needed; and in this article, Richard Rutter obligingly supplies one.