Removing white space and minimizing load time

Twp questions on this page:

1) Why is there so much space above and below the horizontal list beginning with "Awards" and how can I minimize that?
2) If I used a data table for the Individual Results, would that increase, decrease, or have no impact on load time?

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAsked:
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
D'oh? What awards?

Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
1) the space come from

ul, ol, pre, blockquote {
    margin-bottom: 2.3125rem;

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2) Using Datatables is to save time and have cool features like responsive, export etc.

In terms of simply displaying a table, I doubt there will be any appreciable difference in performance.

To speed up you can use Ajax form that get specific result instead of displaying all items.
For this you could use what they call server-side processing
or your use your custom code to append row and columns (this is what I do)

So for small result of data a few 100 I use regular way and load all data on page load.
When it become slower than a sec to load per 100 item I use ajax form to fetch less data.
This is always depending of the MySQL request complexity.

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Bob SchneiderCo-OwnerAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much!
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