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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Tables with a lot of rows - where should the delete option be?

Question regarding how to handle large tables with many rows: Where should the delete option be? I see many examples placing the delete icon or text on the far-right of the row. Is this best ...
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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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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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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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What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI?

What some alternative ways to present tabular data instead of the standard table in the UI? I don't want the data to be displayed in formal tables with rows and columns. Is there any way of grouping ...
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Does it make sense to put search result filters on the left in a table in which each column is filterable?

Looking around at high-profile sites such as eBay and LinkedIn, it seems pretty standard to show filter options on the left after a search has been performed. It also strikes me that the results shown ...
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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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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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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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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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Inline table edits: how to make it quick to edit?

I'm dealing with a data table with a large number of columns and rows. Because there are so many columns, I'm thinking of putting in something that scrolls horizontally and vertically while fixing the ...
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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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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 middle....
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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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Make a table full of (text)data more appealing, both graphically as UX-wise [closed]

For a project I need to list a lot of data, and I mean a lot :) Technically the database spawns a 3 column table containing text data (unicoded characters, words). Due to the endless possibilities and ...
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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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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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Showing multiple navigation trees

I have a tricky interface to design and was hoping that the more seasoned UX designers here could give me some ideas or perhaps point me in the right direction. I have two entities : A DocumentType ...
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Saving space on sort-function in table-head

I'm working on the sort-interface of a table. So far I've come up with two versions with space saving in mind. Also I try to bear in mind the difficulties that come with toggle-buttons. (see in this ...
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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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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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Displaying hierarchical data in table

I have a table which contains some data. It's a list of 'types' where users can view 'types', add 'types', edit 'types' and delete 'types'. These 'types' may also have 'subtypes' that also need to ...
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What is the best approach of presenting a tabular data with search options in android?

We've developed a POS system that is in use by multiple retail stores which we'd like to port to an Android version. I am wondering what the best approach for displaying tabular data with search ...
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is it good practice to keep my table rows inline-editable

i am kind of struggling with tables with a lot of data that need to be editable. The table holds financial data. The table has about 12 columns for which at least 10 need to be editable. For the ...
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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 could a webpage containing multiple tables be displayed effectively?

I am designing a user management tool where users will be made up of several groups. Each group has its own table, but the table headings need to be sticky. Example of a table with a sticky header ...
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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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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 purposes,...
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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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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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What is the best way to split first/last name and company columns in a table?

We offer a web service that has some entries that are people and some entries that are companies. We currently list them in the same column, but we have gotten some requests for the ability to search ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cognitive strain by reading data in tables?

I would like to know if there is a study made about the cognitive strain that there is (or isnt) on reading dataheavy tables. I know there is a lot of help out there for how to make tables easier to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...