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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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How to display complex, interactive grid?

I am working on the admin component to a web app that will create/manage web sites for multiple clients. This admin portion will determine what pages/features will be included, as well as what ...
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Should I combine these 2 mutually exclusive actions?

I have an interface for managing multiple email addresses associated to an account in my web application. This interface is to be used by an administrator. The interface shows a list of email ...
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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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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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What are good UI Visualizations to show in a grid for ranking activity?

I have a grid with a list of runners (one person in each row) on a webpage. I want to show some visualization in a column to represent how much they have ridden in the last year. Right now I am just ...
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What is the best way to display 15-50 choices when most users will select all and not know meanings, but some users will want specific choices?

In a program with users spanning from basic users with limited knowledge to super users with specific needs and detailed knowledge, we need to offer the option to select and deselect among elements ...
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How do we design elements that feature unpredictably sized images?

There are contexts where a design needs to represent several items, each with inconsistently sized images. One example might be a customer database, where the customer's logo is an identifying ...
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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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How can I preserve readability when using a dynamic grid layout?

There's a recent trend in web design to use dynamic masonry grids, like Pinterest, for just about everything these days. If you haven't seen such a layout before, it presents content of variable ...
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What is the best option for user to select single task on multiple selections? [closed]

I've a multiple data grid tables but need to select a single task either from single row or multiple rows, can anyone give the good ideas on this?
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Indicating A Document Has Been Drawn On

Imagine layed out in front of you is a large board with little white pieces of paper representing the cover pages of system files on them. You are shown a title, and a modification date. How might ...
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List vs tiles for links

I am designing a drop down panel which houses a collection of quick links / bookmarks to other areas of an intranet. Users access the intranet through a laptop or desktop pc running windows or mac ...
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Are there any guidelines for vertical layout and spacing?

The proliferation of grid systems have made it easy to determine the horizontal layout of a site - column widths and margins are just made to fit into the correct grid spacing. But what about ...
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Best way of selecting rows in a grid across pages?

Best way of selecting rows in a grid across pages? We have a data grid which spans multiple pages, which is core part of our web based application. Scenario 1: Checkboxes denote selection. Use Case ...
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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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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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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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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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“Edit” button in a grid

I have an Intranet application that displays a grid. Every row of the grid is editable. Which option is more user intuitive: Having an "Edit" button at the end of each row. Have one "Edit" button ...
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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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A grid system (Photoshop/Pixelmator) for designing for the iPad

I am designing an iPad app, so I could really use a grid template. I could probably just work with the 960 grid system; however, I'd love to find a solution that is tailor-made for the purpose (that ...
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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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Whats the average screen size of a handheld android tablet device? any wireframing mockup available?

I am designing a UI for an android app that is developed for tablet devices, I would like to know is there any mockup grid available? Like 960.gs for web... what is the good size to start designing. ...
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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. ...
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Furnishing the sidebar the honest way

I'm developing yet another website (non-blog, static), and yet again I'm stumbling upon the same problem with inner (non-home) pages design. The layout is conventional: 960px wrapper header with ...
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How should I align field “format” markers?

Let's say I have a form with fields that accept data in very specific formats, such as currency (£) or percentage (%). How should I convey that to a user? If I use 'sub-labels' (symbols that represent ...
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Are there any examples of well designed applications on iPad with 3 column layouts?

I'm designing an iPad application and had an interest in a 3 column interface with 3 tableviews across the screen horizontally and I was wondering if this interface has been done anywhere well.
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User interface for a “mapping” table

I have the following problem. I need to provide an interface for users inserting/editing "mappings" in a database. A mapping is a record as such: [Field A, Field B, Field C] --maps to--> [Field X, ...
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Selection of items in a grid across pages

Would you expect when making selections across multiple "pages" in a grid or other list style control that it would remember your selections? Would you expect it to forget your selections the moment ...
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What color should an add row template be?

I have a large grid. At the top is an add row template for adding another record. I want to differentiate it with making it stand out too much and drawing the eye constantly towards it. The rest of ...
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How to display many different kinds of video material on one page?

Best examples and practices of displaying different video types (series, single program, short clip, trailer etc.) on one page. How to indicate the differences between them?
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Listing of all videos in one category on a VideoOnDemand service

What is the best way to list all videos in one category? thumbnails grid with minimal info (fex. Name and duration) list with thumbnails and more info or something completely different?
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Ideal column width for paragraphs online

There is nothing worse than coming across a website with paragraphs that span the width of your screen resolution. They are usually so hard to read, I don't even bother. A lot of web designers use ...
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Best way to show “select all” in paginated table with some of the “all” not shown on the screen

A user can conduct a search in a grid that has pagination (i.e. over 25 rows is shown on next page). If the search returns more than 26 results and allows a "select all" checkbox, what's the best way ...
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In a grid, how to manually reorder rows?

I wish to let my users reorder elements in a grid - not do automatic sorting on a column. They select which element is the first, which one comes after the other, etc. I thought of and saw some ...
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I want to let the user toggle a column heading to sort a grid by a date field. How can I make ASC/DSC intuitive?

I want to let the user toggle a column heading to sort a grid by a date field. How can I make the ascending/descending dichotomy intuitive? EDIT: I was looking for date-column specific solutions.
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In a grid, how to display long column headers

When displaying data in a grid (each row contains a record, each column a different record field), vertical space need is easily solved with scrolling or paging. We are usually sooner missing ...
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Interaction with a grid with complex cells

Problem definition: A grid where each column represents an attribute of a task and each row is a task One of the columns represents the progress reported on that task Multiple persons can be ...
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What can I do with a grid entry to make users not assume that it is just like Excel?

I have a lot of grid entries in my applications and I struggle with the paradigm because I feel that grids are hard to use for data entry for my users. Whenever they see a grid, they think "Excel" ...