Animated table sort – jQuery plugin allows you to sort a table based on a particular column with a fly effect.
The various <td>s fly to their new homes, giving a nice effect. It also supports sorting on REGEXP matches.
Table sort plugin cleans up after itself, and what you’re left with is a legitimate table with each <td> containing the value it visually appears to.
You can also control whether row relationships are maintained, whether it sorts on ascii or numeric and ascending or descending.