Tables are a means of organizing content into rows and columns, often – but not always – in a grid-based layout where columns and rows have distinct relationships.

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Is it ok to change table caption depending on user choices?

I have a table listing available jobs. By default this table shows all jobs. The table caption is now "Available jobs". If the user make use of the filter functionality the result is filtered and the ...
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Data tables - what's column should be first?

When creating a table with a lot of rows and a number of columns, what is the recommendation for which column should be first and most important? An example scenario for the data table would be a ...
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How should inline up and down button affect the selected row in a table?

In this table there is an up and down button per row. If the user press up for the second row, should the third one keep the selection or the selection should me changed to the first (previously ...
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Best way to show comparable lengths of time?

Given a table of information (or other list) where the length of time something took is important, what is the best way to show a length of time that can easily range from a few seconds to many hours? ...
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How can users specify the sort order of a table in ascending/descending order with multiple sort keys?

I'm making a music player app and I have their list of songs with various properties like the title, track number, artist name, album name, etc. I need to let the user sort their library by these ...
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Multi level Master Detail Single Page

We're building an application and on the main maintenance page the customer has asked for all the data to be presented on one page in a hierarchical format. There is a lot of data and quite a ...
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Nested data in a Grid or Table - how deep is too deep? [duplicate]

I’m reasonably sure we all have that love/hate relationships with grids or tables when it comes to nested data. Over the years I have grown intolerant of anything below one level down, and work ...
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Rating multiple items at once - looking for examples and ideas

I'm looking to present users with a data table of items to be rated on a scale of 1-5, or rejected (e.g. marked "Not Interested"). Basically, I'm envisioning a table of rows like: |ITEM NAME ...
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A kind of 3D table (showing correlation between 3 variables)

Tables allow us to easily see how 2 variables (for example "Employee" and "Time") correlate. For me the main benefit of this view is that you can easily find answers to two kinds of questions. Like: ...
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Is a product feature list suitable to display in a table?

On an ecommerce site (say selling T-Shirts) each product has its own page, and the page will have information about the product. Aside from unique things like photos, descriptions and reviews etc ...
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Responsive Design - How to deal with wide HTML Tables

I am doing a proof of concept with responsive design. One web page that I am modifying has some extremely wide tables. I really don't know how to shrink the tables width so there is no horizontal ...
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How to let a user choose from a list of menu options

I have the following task: Design a website which offers menu options for a week, whereas on each day you basically have 2 options to choose from (Soup is always fixed): Soup Menu 1 Menu 2 Now I ...
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Does a different behaviour need different visual design?

in a form i'm making, a user needs to select a certain service level agreement. To select the right one the user can first define a couple of parameters like company, customer, contactperson,... For ...
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Is there a better way to display account information to the user?

I need to come up with a better solution on how to display account information. The interface needs to have the potential of showing up to 30 day transaction history per account and there will be ...
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How to best display a single row search result in a table

The previous version of the application returned a single match by itself. Now the match will be seen in the context of the whole table. Anchoring to the row and highlighting it works when there are ...
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Cards View Vs Tabular View

I am in the process of redesigning an interface with a lot of Tabular data that is previously simply used as tables that look like the 19th century. I was a bit confused whether to switch it to a Card ...
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Icon Placement within a row

I have a table with template names and the actions available will be shown in the form of icons next to the names. There are two options. Option 1 Icons next to the name(left aligned) appearing on ...
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Admin table with many rows, init state?

We have a system where we are creating a new Admin portal. In the portal we have tabs with tables like DataTables and 15 rows per page. We have around 100 000 rows and making dynamic fetching from ...
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Is there evidence that text in a table vertically aligned middle is easier to read compared to vertically aligned top?

I have an html table and there is one column that is much taller than the others and I am trying to get a recommendation if I should be vertically aligning the rest of the columns to the top or ...
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Table Checkbox side best practices

When is it a best practice to allow for checkboxes to appear on the left/right and side of a table? A wireframe came across my desk looking similar to the wireframe below. The justification the team ...
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What's the best way to choose between twisty and plus/minus icon?

When designing collapse and expandable rows, are there certain ways to choose between using a twisty icon vs a plus/minus icon? Below are examples I've taken from google search --- With a twisty ...
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Sorting a Paginated Record Set User Experience Expectation

we have built a grid / table of records with a paginator control. So you paginate through 25 records at a time. At any point, you can click the header cell to sort by that row. If you are say on the ...
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Should percent sign go into the header or the cells of a table

We've been debating this question with a client. In a table which displays percentages, should the percent sign % be displayed once in the header of the column Header (%) or in each of the cells 80 %. ...
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Add free-form text body to datatable

We're redesigning our a page of our web-based application after complaints that this particular page was too data-dense. The page currently has 6 filters at the top and a data table with 10 columns. ...
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Best way to fit free-form data body below a table row

We're redesigning our a page of our web-based application after complaints that this particular page was too data-dense. The page currently has 6 filters at the top and a data table with 10 columns. ...
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Should I set maximum table width?

My app has a page that contains a table with about 10 columns. Should I limit the width of the table to some maximum to prevent too much whitespace inside the table rows, or is it a bad practice? If ...
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How to accessibly specify units in a table?

I'm working on a web page with a series of charts that are built from visually-hidden HTML tables for accessibility - the idea being that the tables present the data in a form suitable for screen ...
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On mobile, how should I present a post that has both comments and a main media component requiring a large thumbnail?

Take a site like Reddit for example, where users can post images or media in general and have people comment on it. I want the content and the media to be both easily accessible. My initial plan is ...
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Is it more usable to display information in a table-like display?

I am trying to display information about the last time a remark has been changed. For this I have to display the Author, the region, the date and time. This information will appear in a tooltip on ...
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How do i organise a table to show all people with groups within the table?

Im designing a table. On the table, it is made up of all people. People are set up with targets, the DR, LC and LP and [6],[7],[8] in the picutre If a person has been assessed they are scored against ...
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Where is it better to position an Add combobox - below table or on top of table?

I have a table that can be filled with pre-configured items. I also have a combobox that user can select an item from it - either by scrolling it or by starting to type and using auto-complete (the ...
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Is adding a “Total” description redundant in spreadsheets?

I'm making a spreadsheet for the PC I'm building, and I wondered if the Total description at the bottom of the Price column is necessary. In terms of user experience, is it already understood and ...
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Best UI approach to align the column titles of reports

I would like to know what the best approach is to align header columns according to their data type. I haven't found any Human Design Interface articles explaining this. Should the header column ...
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How to indicate that an element in a grid is the current one

I'm working on a real-time web application that has a grid displaying a a list of elements that can change continuously. Currently, I'm just displaying a checkbox "Is latest" for development ...
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How to render multiple levels of labels in a table to improve readability?

I'm having trouble searching for patterns like the following. I need your help and opinions on the most clear, readable option to show three levels of labeling pertaining to a same table column: ...
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Extra wide tables best practices

I have a table with large (25+) amount of columns in it. Right now it looks very complex and has a horizontal scroll. I want to make it more useful for the users. One solution is to group columns ...
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Tabular data on a mobile device

I've built a responsive web application, and while its functional on mobile, it can be a bit clunky to use. It has a page with a table of students, contact information, contact person, edit page and ...
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Display two column table on smartphone

I've been somewhat struggling on how to display a two column table on a smartphone (iOS app specifically). My said that they would like something other than a boring UITableView to display the data. ...
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Web - Displaying data in a table

I'm currently developing functionality that allows the user to upload, what could be, a fairly large amount of data via an Excel upload. When the data is uploaded we will validate that and present ...
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One or two columns for peoples' names in a table?

What are best practices for showing names of people in a table? I could do Name | First Name | More Columns -------+------------+---------------- Doe | John | more data or Name | ...
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Indicate recently answered question

I am working on an web-application form which represented as table rows. These table rows hold item information and can be checked or unchecked. When saved, all checked items are set to be seen by ...
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In or around a table of results, displaying row-specific information and actions (master-detail UX)

I am tasked with displaying a list of clinical trials. Each clinical trial has at least one, and typically many, actual locations. We want to encourage users to enroll in clinical trials. What that ...
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Is this a cascading list? And what would be an alternate or better pattern to use?

I am referring to the list of documents and then clicking on one and editing/viewing it on the right. Is there a better way to do this? This list probably won't be as long as it is in my example. I ...
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Designing gantt like schedule in grayscale

I had some problem deciding if this should go here or in Graphic Design site. I hope I got it right! So I'm redesigning a schedule application. It looks something like this: Each activity has a ...
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Making 4-column table responsive [duplicate]

I have a 4 column table for displaying event information about our event. I am facing issues with narrow screens when I have 4 columns of data in the view. What would be the most feasible solution ...
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How can I make the relationship between rows in two tables more obvious to the user?

I have a web page that at first showed a top level goal with a bunch of risks. here is an example mockup: I now realized that since I have a series of events, it would be good to break down and ...
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help designing task screen

My colleague and I have been asked to design a task screen which lists tasks with certain attributes: Tasks are listed along with how important they are, who is assigned to them, what kind they are ...
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Context menus in table

This is a repost from:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25520588/context-menus-in-table I'm not quite sure if the audience is the same in here, but this seemed better place. I've an UI design ...
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Where Can I Find Good Contemporary Tabular Data Design Examples

We are building a reporting/dashboarding application that mixes data visualizations with more traditional gridded tabular type presentation. In our application one can click on a chart, and drill down ...
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What is the best way to display an icon for removing the row in a table?

I am designing a system where users need to be able to delete a table row. Originally I had a 'remove' button, but that has now changed to an icon in the interest of saving space. I have used a red ...