Rectangular layout of information. As well as tables, grid layout also refers to a 'typographic grid' used to position items on a page.

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When to use grids vs lists?

In which cases are grids more useful? With grids I mean something like the homepage of youtube, where you have many rows of videos, and in which cases are lists better, such as the youtube search ...
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Where should an item on a 2d grid be pasted to be not overlapping

I have a grid on which boxes can be placed like in the image below. The main constraint is that two boxes must not overlap. Box X is not allowed to be on top of box E. Now given each box should be ...
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Printing Job Queue Grid display

I'm building a Printing Job Queue Grid Layout which contains 9 columns( Name, Status, Owner, Duration, Material 1, Material 2, Material 3, Material 4, print mode... (relevant for the current printing ...
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Presenting partially overlapping tables

Let's say we have a grid displaying a bunch of devices, where each row is a device. The devices have performance data and configuration data. Some users are going to be interested in the performance ...
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Data Grid double click for detailed record view or single click to populate constantly visible single record form?

It was hard to phrase the question clearly. I'm looking at two options: 1) Full page data grid. On double click on a record, a window pops up showing the record in a form view. 2) Top half: form ...
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Snapping to grid

What is a good threshold for a UI which allows users to place objects, snapping them to a grid? 25% of the grid size? Less or more? Should the user be able to change this?
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Grid text alignment rules

I was wondering if someone has come across rules used by web designers for text alignment in a grid. I was observing that majority of text is aligned towards left, but financial figures with ...
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How do I display large amount of table data on iPad?

On our windows product we display large searchable grids, with a large number of columns that can be reordered, sorted, and filtered. This is a fairly common method on Windows (explorer for instance) ...
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Providing multi-language descriptons

In a similar question (Multi Language Name Input), I already read about the translation-topic. In our desktop applications, we have some situations where the user needs to enter translated values for ...
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What is the best practice for displaying mixed data in a single data grid?

We have a complex database application and would like to display mixed data in a data grid. By mixed data, I mean objects that roll-up to a single category (vehicles) but have unique properties (truck ...
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How should I design an MS Access application for Excel users?

I work for a public health study, and I have been asked to help manage the workflow for an upcoming project. We will be choosing subjects, tracking our contact with them, interviewing them, placing ...
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Show a blank sidebar to preserve layout consistency?

In our product we have a sidebar which contain some widgets. However, certain pages don't need any widgets. On these pages does it create a better UX: a) Keeping the sidebar as a blank column. This ...
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User access level grid - idea for gui

In my software application, multiple users can be created and every user belongs to a single Department. Users can add tasks to other departments. For example, the accounting department can add a new ...
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Specifying default sort

I want to add the ability to specify a default sort to this interface. Currently it allows users to specify the order of the columns display and the default size. I am revamping it into a table form ...
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How to launch an additional info popup from a set of cells in a grid

I have a grid with a large amount of rows and columns. Columns are logically grouped together in sets of 5 all related to one data item (the letters in the below example). Header | Property 1 (A) | ...
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What's a typeable symbol to indicate “starts with” in a filter field?

I am building a custom data grid control. The users do a lot of sorting and filtering. I want them to be able to do this with only the keyboard. Currently they can filter columns by typing in the ...
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What is the best way to lay out a list of date ranges in a table?

I am showing a webpage where I list out where people will be out of the office. I want to get some feedback on which is a better format (obviously forget about the fact that you can't draw good tables ...
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Table/grid design for website when a rows column has multiple values

I am designing a website in which users will input data into textboxes of a table, similar to this excel spreadsheet (but imagine textboxes and drop downs instead of table cells) The highlighted ...
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Panel arrangement and responsive design

In a user interface it is often appropriate to use to panels arranged in a grid to display content, either as a way of showing content instances to a user or as a way of arranging content instances ...
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How can I design a matrix that allows users to rate items in two or more categories?

Does anyone know a good way to show a double matrix question? For example where you need to rate stuff in 2 categorie!s (or more). Ive attached an example of what we came up with so far. The problem ...
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Is multi-layer ESCAPE expected?

We design an application, containing a grid with an active filter search and inline-editable columns. Each row represents a record, of which multiple fields are editable. The application should be ...
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Is it a good idea to use letters as column labels?

I ask myself, is it better for users to use a generic grid with letters as column labels instead of numbers ? Excel, OpenOffice and Google Spreadsheet do it by default but I'm often confuse. I have ...
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Replacement for Grid or Table Data Visualization for Mobile Apps

What could be the best replacement for Grid data visualization in terms of displaying multiple data elements with same structure in mobile apps. To Elaborate..Well, lets say we have 10 rows and 5 ...
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Add button for grid list

My team is developing a widget that uses a grid layout to display a list of webpage links, and we would like to have an inline add button so that our users will be able to add more pages to the list. ...
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Should quantities with unit labels be left- or right-aligned in a grid?

e.g. 3 months 12 years, 3 months 10 years 8 years, 6 months
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What is the right UI for showing a grid that can be ranked

I have a grid of information (using jqgrid). One of the new fields is Rank. Its quite cumbersome to go in and edit each item and update the rank field and then have to update all of the other ...
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How to improve “between” operator usage in grid?

I have a grid with comparison functionality. The problem is I have to use column 2 only for "between" operator, for other comparison/search operators it's useless. How can I improve this? Open to ...
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Save or clear Sorting and Filtering settings when adding to a grid

The layout of the page is a grid on one side with a list of items, and on the other side displays a snapshot of something selected in the grid, or if you're adding an item, it displays the form. I'm ...
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UX for specifying & showing mutual exclusive pairs in a group

I'm working on a SaaS/B2B web app that includes forms that allow choosing and later showing mutually-exclusive pairs among a small number of options. Here are some examples: if the customer buys ...
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number justification in HTML table cells where some cells are editable and some are not?

A convention in financial software is to right-justify numeric and currency values when they are displayed in a table. This allows easy top-to-bottom scanning and summing of numbers. The same ...
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Grid and in-line editing

I am developing an application where I have a header and a list of lines. The dilemma I am having is how to display an interface where the user can edit multiple lines at the same time in a ...
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Manage long grid data

I am creating an app which has functionality to search in some specific database and result it back in grid format. Sometime resulted data words are so long that it is not cover in column and it split ...
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Grid system for mobile app mockups?

1) For native mobile apps (iOS7, Android etc.), do you guys do mockups using the grid system too? Like maybe, 4-column grid layout for mobile apps? I heard of the grid system being used for responsive ...
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Change page size drop down when paging grid

If you are paging by 10 items per page and you are on page 3 and you change the page size via a drop down to page by 30, do you start again at page 1 or do you stay at page 3 with a new page size?
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Best UX for interacting with a grid that auto-updates on an interval

I have a grid that auto updates every 30 seconds. Each row has a checkbox in the first column where the user can select multiple rows and apply an action to it. They can also apply an action to an ...
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Responsive solution for quick view on grid items

When showing a grid view of items for desktop and tablet screen sizes, are there any examples or suggestions of how to offer a quick view option for both mouse and touch devices? Often on websites, ...
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Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid

I am in the process of designing a feature that allows a teacher to select students from the previous year who they used our product with, and be able to update the records of those students to the ...
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In a grid should I allow rows to be moved or use in place cell edit?

What is a better trade off: Allowing users to move rows around within a grid by dragging them and placing an "Edit" button on each row (see image) Giving users an in-place cell edit capability and ...
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report authoring workflow for non-technical users

I'm overhauling the reporting features of a B2B web app whose users are usually smart but not-very-technical managers in blue-collar workplaces. Report generator apps like Microsoft Reporting ...
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Expandable\accordion table row example [closed]

I would like to to present the users with a set of data, in a table\grid and when they click on a row, instead of taking them to another page with a form, to expand the row (like accordion) and show ...
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Grid view for Events on travel website [closed]

I can't decide which is the best option for this type of grid view. The problem is that I need to have all the information listed below: Picture Price Icon Date (can be shown as a range or as a ...
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selecting multiple items on a grid, which is only a part of the total set

I need to show a set of N items to the user, but I can render comfortably only M. (M ~ 20, N ~ 1000). The user then can select one or more of these items and then move on to the next stage. I need to ...
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Re-ordering grid rows when dragging is not available

I have a grid where the user can reorder the rows. However, my installation target will not afford the ability to drag items to reorder them. What is the best design strategy to allow reordering? ...
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1000px width layout. May I have problems using it?

I'm designing 12 columns site using Bootstrap. I have a quite crowded layout (can't simplify it further), so I want to use a 1000px wide layout (exactly this one), instead of using classic grids like ...
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Grid layout - why should I use it, and should I use a framework like Bootstrap or Foundation?

I had experience with Twitter Bootstrap and Foundation, and I personally think the only thing I want to use is their grid system. Other features are just bloated. So I read about the prospect of a ...
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Do you wireframe to exact size? [duplicate]

Looking for your steer on best practice for wireframes. In the past I've never wireframed to a particular canvas size or utilised a grid. This is usually because a designer knows the sizes they are ...
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Displaying tri-state field in a data grid. What's the best cell control?

I have a data set where a column can have three values: true, false and null. My first instinct was to use a checkbox for the Boolean values and hide the control altogether in case of null. Am I on ...
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Summarising grouped data in a data table

I'm working on a financial app and we're getting mixed feedback from users as to how we've displayed the summary for groups in data tables. We've data tables which are, say for example, shopping lists ...
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Best way to show one-to-many relationship in a grid?

This is probably the most common issue when it comes to grid/table design; How to display one-to-many relationship such not to repeat the item nested. Please take a look at two solutions I came up ...
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Grid dimensions on Android

I'm starting a mobile app on Android that displays nearby restaurants and outing places, but I'm so confused! There are lots of devices and sizes; I want the smart phones, no tablets or non-touch. ...