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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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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Master Detail view with a Table Master view [closed]

I have the necessity of using a Table view to show the contents, including an image. Clicking on a row would display the detail view with all the text elements in a Form layout. Functionally, I am ...
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Should column labels for numbers be aligned right?

In a grid structure, I understand you should right-align numbers in the cells. Should you also right-align the headers for these columns?
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Hover states on tables with striping

Do hover states on tables which already use zebra striping add any value? I'm really looking to understand what the benefit of a hover state is, and particularly if there is any additional value to ...
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Inserting a long word in a limited header space

In my website, i'm presenting a basic table that has some action items for each row. X and Y must be replaced by two words that are trademarked and the words are actually long. Say X is ...
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Combining pagination and selection

The user sees a paginated table of items. For each item/row there is a checkbox to the left that lets the user select that row. Below the table a button: "Compare selected". The user can select ...
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How do I edit a table of text items in IOS

I am looking for help editing a list of text items (names) in a table in IOS. I am using a simple table that displays the name of an item(first mockup). Currently, I allow the user to enter Edit ...
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View an object that sometimes is editable, but sometimes not editable

I have a problem where in a table row I have a set of buttons that defines actions of that specific table row. For instance "delete", "edit" and so on. However, in one instance some of the rows of the ...
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Better way of representing a half empty table for a cheat sheet

I need to create a cheat sheet that would save the user a lot of time for calculations in a medical application. So far I have the cheat sheet with the data represented as a table, where the y axis is ...
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Showing New, Old and “Not Yet Emailed” in a table column through symbols/colours

We have table data displayed to clients where each record can be in one of three states: Not yet emailed Emailed in the last two weeks Previously emailed It's a dashboard system that gathers ...
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What are standard visual cues to use for multicolumn sorted table

I am working on this bug patch for phpmyadmin I am specifically working on drawing these little icons along with a column name that show how that column data is ordered And I am kind of struck ...
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Displaying mixed RTL-LTR data in a LTR window

My (desktop) app has a LTR (left to right text) window which displays data in a table. The table takes most of the display. The left most column (and the 3 coumns that follows) is a LTR colum, while ...
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The best way to display time-sensitive data from a small chart in one line?

Let's say you have a table that shows you how much a meal voucher is worth at a dining hall at a certain time, so like: Meal Time Equivalency Rate 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. $5.00 10:46 ...
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How to effectively point users to a text that has 'more info' attached to it?

I need a simple and effective way by which I can let my users know that a particular column in a table has more information attached to it when you hover over it. It is not a link, just text (a number ...
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Is it a good idea to add new rows on top of existing ones?

Consider my fiddle implementation of a table1. (For those who are curious, here is the code2) At the beginning, my table was more conventional, featuring the + button below the table and adding new ...
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Should export of an editable table view to Spreadsheet reflect user edits?

Imagine a user viewing a table in a (web) application which has some input capable cells: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If they click "Export to Excel" ...
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How worried should I be about action consistency across multiple pages?

I'm working on part of a redesign for a big, enterprise web application. This part has the user managing a bunch of settings that govern how the rest of the application is used. These screens follow ...
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Best way to indicate the type of items in a list

In an application I'm working on, I have several instances where I am showing a (potentially somewhat long) list of items. These items are either of "Type A Items" or "Type B Items", and I want to ...
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Labeling two tables that display my content and other content

I am introducing a new feature that allows instructors to copy from a previous course that either they themselves taught or some other instructor taught. To search, the instructor will enter ...
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Are horizontal scrollbars acceptable in an internal web app?

The application that we are building has a lot of data and most of this data is requested to be displayed in a table. Our original goal was to stick with web standards and only display enough data ...
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Positioning table row action links

I have a list of customers in my application. The user can use the same actions for all the entries in the table: show, edit, view stats and delete. Currently I have the links for those actions on ...
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Radio button the best choice?

In this design, a user can have the following views: One child from parent 1 and no child from parent 2 No child from parent 1 and one child from parent 2 One child from parent 1 and one child ...
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Acessibility… tables or lists

I am creating a list of links which have the following in them: link title and url a comment about the link a date that the link was posted I wish to do this using accessible best practice, but ...
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How to design tables with cells containing small to large amount of data

I've got the following data to display: | ID | Participants | Start Date | | 1 | John, Paul, Matthew, John | 24 Dec. 2010 | | .. | ... | ... | In ...
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Display expanded information

Today we have a simple table which is used to display time off entitlement for users - it is pretty simple and works well. We now need to expand this as there will be multiple types of time off and ...
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Data table with no data rows - show, or hide and display alt content

In a web page I have a table with a header row that is visually distinct from the data rows in the table 'body'. In some application states there will be no rows to populate the table and the header ...
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Displaying search results for large hierarchical data

We have large hierarchical data which we would like the users to allow search on. The problem we are facing is in displaying the results. The search results can occur at any level and we would like to ...
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Creating an understandable sort for movies - some of which have incomplete data

I'm creating an app to help organize what movies you do and do not want to watch while also help facilitate movie discovery. Movies are pulled in through iTunes and Rottentomatoes. The first view of ...
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Chronological table : title column on the left or right?

I am working on a chronological table which display the measures taken for each day. The most valuable information is commonly the latest one so it has to be displayed near to the label. But if the ...
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How to format tables with monetary data?

I am working on a web app that needs to display revenue data in a table, and I am not quite sure how to make it easy to read. Are there are any style guides or manuals that can help me? For ...
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Matrix representation for hierarchic data

I have to create an UI that help user to define a relation level between 2 objects (from the same hierarchic level). 2 visions must be provided : Manager (3 levels) Technical (3 levels + 2 levels) ...
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Alternative method for displaying numerical data

I'm looking for alternative suggestions for displaying the following: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups (Total = Available + In Use + Expired) One ...
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How to Improve the Layout of a Credits Table

I have this table which enables users to see different credit packs, and give the option to go ahead an purchase one. However I feel it is not as effective as it could be and I want to try to increase ...
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How to best layout a table where one column has lots of text?

I have a table that has a couple of relatively short columns and one column witha long text. (See example at the bottom.) The idea is the user can scan through each entry for comparison. Now, in the ...
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UI for splitting a table?

The web-app I'm designing for the marketing team has a table targeted suburbs with counts of persons, houses, etc. The users want to see the whole table (scrolling as necessary), and then elect to ...
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iOS Pattern for a List with a Sub-setting on Some Items

I have an iPad app interface that feels a little weird to me and I'm wondering if anybody has seen a good solution to this situation. (I've changed the content so that I can post it here---my app is ...
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Indicating sort direction without increasing horizontal space

I have a table that is very tight horizontally. Each column in the table is sortable by clicking the title of the header. As you can see, on most columns there is just not enough room for the ...
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Fling cells in table view

I'm currently working on a concept that allows user to "fling" table view cells in the reordering process (you can watch my short demo here). I have broad experience with iOS apps but haven't seen ...
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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 builder - Drag-n-drop vs. clicking through dialogs?

I am working on a design of a module for a web application. The web app is to be used on desktops and tablets - in the newer browsers (IE9, CHrome, Safari, etc.). One of the tasks that users have to ...
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What is the best means to show three level data with numeric scores at each level feeding the parent level

I have a data set with three levels of data and a numeric score at each level. These score values roll up to the parent each level. I need this display as part of a report that is "printer friendly". ...
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Sorting/filtering on infinite scrolling data table

I'm creating an application where search results are being shown in a table and I want to implement infinite scrolling with fixed header and footer of the table. But I'm curious to know if sorting ...
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How to provide controls for various actions in a single page?

This one is for CMS. The user should be able to add,delete,update and search through a table in a single page. The buttons Initially ADD is visible, If the edit pencil icon is clicked only UPDATE ...
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Zebra striping in dynamic table

Here's a hypothetical question partially inspired by a real scenario. Assume that you have a table with many rows of data. This table isn't static; rows can be dynamically altered, added and removed ...
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How best can I indicate a table cell is clickable?

I have a table with lots of cells, containing products to buy. Certain cells will open a popup when clicked, which shows similar products. The rest will not (because no similar products exist). How ...
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How to add custom columns in a multi column table?

I am designing a control where the 1st column, 'Investment Categories,' corresponds with lots of purposes shown on the right. The users need to be able to add additional Purpose Columns as they work ...
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Singular or Plural Label for HTML Table or List

I have a grid that will contain 0, 1 or several email addresses. I would like to know what the best practice is for labeling this. Should the header read Phone Number Phone Numbers Phone ...
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What is the best treatment of pagination block in mobile view?

I'm working on a Responsive Web Design project. There is this table which can potentially go up to hundreds of records, so we are using a pagination block below it. On first load, user has the choice ...
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Indicate Which Item is Open in a List

I have a grid of items. I want to indicate which item is currently open (which one is the user editing?) The user can select other items in the list so I want the open indicator to be different than ...
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Use of frames with vertical scrolling for product area - Good or Bad?

I wonder if using frames with vertical scrolling for product display and selection is a no-no from the usability standpoint or is it OK? Here is a wireframe where our designer suggests this solution ...