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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Displaying Lists on Web and Mobile

I need to show a list of items - some thing like browse all the records on the web and mobile. Basically its a list of startups and information about the same. this is a basic version i have come ...
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How should times be aligned in a column

I have a data grid of three columns of type [Time, Decimal, Decimal]. All records in the decimal columns have the same number of decimal places. I have right aligned these as they're numeric. But I ...
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Should a table's head label eventual buttons?

Should a table's head (i.e html <thead>) include the label for eventual buttons or actions? Consider the following examples. Example one, with label (notice "Modify" in the head) Example two, ...
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“Delete all” entries across several pages of results

I have a web-page I am working on which simply returns a list of entries from a database. Over time, say, if ignored for a month, this list can grow to roughly 100 pages long. The user has the option ...
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context menus within a collection

Here's something I come across fairly frequently: A large collection (list or table) of items serves as an overview, displaying only the name of each individual item (with a link to the respective ...
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Comparison table design

I'm trying to design a product comparison chart, which provides details of various features (10-15) available across different similar products (25-50) in the market. The first thought I get is to ...
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Showing ASC/DESC icons intuitively

The current interface for my application has two drop downs, the first has the columns that you can sort by, the second has the direction which can be either ascending or descending. While the user ...
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Fixed row headings for a wide table on a mobile website?

This question is a continuation from this discussion. We have a very wide table with approximately 12 columns that lists a stock code. The first column lists the stock code and name and the ...
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The order of two tables presented side by side

In my desktop application, there are two tables presented to the user side by side. Each table displays a list of people. One table displays all the people already assigned to a role (let's call it ...
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display a table of data with action to add new row

i am making a dashboard for an app system that plays songs from soundcloud. How would you recommend adding more songs to the list? I was thinking of having the form as another row at the bottom but ...
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Matrix question type in mobile

I am working on a tool for conducting surveys through the web. One of the most common question types is represented with a table, where the column and row headers form the question, and the rest of ...
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Suitable way of editing table entries

What is the best way to enable editing in a table that only exposes a fraction of the fields? Inlay? Overlay? Separate Page? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Use hover effect on a non-link item. Is it advisable?

I have a list with many items, something like a row, some icons and text are clickable but not the entire row. Would a hover effect confuse users ? EDIT: Actions on the row are edit and delete.
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Displaying a large number of tables

We're designing a search feature which returns results from many different tables. The user searches for something and the application returns all the tables answering the search query. The user ...
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Long tables and graphs on one page: how to share space?

We have a site with one page that has a big table, that we also want to add some graphs to. The table could quite easily fill up the whole page, both in terms of width and height, so the question is: ...
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How to layout buttons/bars alongside a dynamically sized table?

I have a table of data with a dynamic number of rows. It could have none, one, or a hundreds. The width is fixed across the web page and it has a fixed number of columns: 9. Along with this I ...
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Responsive Pricing Table

I am designing a simple Landing Page which has 2 lines about the product and the Pricing Table. I want to Make a Responsive Layout for Mobile. Not sure which is the best way to display the Pricing ...
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Display temporary action in table

I have a table with a bunch of data in it that needs to be reviewed by a manager. The requirement is when they review a line of data (ie, a customer order), they can click something to indicate ...
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What is the standard on displaying wide tables on mobile devices?

We need to display wide tables (10+ columns) on our new mobile website. Is the standard to: Scroll Horizontally without any indication that the visitor can scroll to the right (like Google Docs) ...
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In a sortable table, should sorting by a column of identical values result in any change in ordering?

Lets say we have a sortable table like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups It seems obvious that if I click on "Employee", that the table should reorder ...
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how to provide a good user experience for drilldown/click on a grid to external divs

My interface has a table (a nice, sortable table with 3 or 4 columns), which represents the summary of some data. Each row represents an important piece of data. At the moment if users click on a row ...
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Presenting comparable data series with varying frequency

I've a data design challenge that requires the presentation of data where the data is comparable (can be plotted or presented as a table) but who's data points are inconsistent. Inconsistency occurs ...
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Identifying multiple sort criteria

I have a table view with some data and I'm allowing users to sort on multiple columns. I wonder what are the options for indicating sorting precedence? The obvious is to display a number right ...
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Long content in Tables

What is the best way maximize readability when displaying variations of long/short text within table?
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Mouseover to reveal more data in a table

I have a table containing users like so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups In the system, users can associate multiple emails with their account. When the ...
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How can I design a UI for iOS with a diamond shaped drill down interface?

I have a basic drill down interface for iOS devices. A -> B -> C -> D The problem is that the following interface would work equally well: A -> C -> B -> D What I need is some kind of diamond ...
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How to accept multiple types of input to a table cell?

I have a problem with a column in a table in which the cells may receive data in multiple ways: You may write a number, say 1.0. If you write you can only write numbers. Place an object in the cell, ...
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How to display wide table on the report

I have two datasets with 50 columns and 1-100 rows. I need to display comparison of these two datasets in a report (standard letter). So, say my first dataset is as follows: Name Price Qty ...
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Defining relationships between many users in one UI?

We have a UI on a web-page, where relationships between users can be defined by admins. Users are divided to two roles, in this case "Lorem" and "Lorem ipsum". Right now a relationship between ...
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Interface Question for Showing Tabular Data?

I am writing a report generating system where result is shown in a tabular data. The Result appear in a table with information like Hierarchy | Title | created | updated | Available |Accessed | ...
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Option for switching between a table or a list view necessary?

I have noticed that a lot of web sites that contains product category pages give the user an option to toggle between a list view and a table view of their products. Usually the only difference ...
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What do UX guidelines say about dropdown boxes in table cells?

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have been trying to look at Apple Interface Guidelines and Windows UX guidelines about what standard behavior for drop ...
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Best way to do 'bulk edits' on a table

I am building a web application for managing a list of products (using jqgrid). I need my users to be able to perform several 'bulk actions' on whichever products they select. I have copied Gmail ...
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How to make it obvious the contents of one table are based on the selected row of another?

Given a dialog with two grid-style tables, what's the best approach to visually showing that the selected row of the left table is what populates the right table? The best I can think of is an arrow ...
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Is moving columns in a tree table automatically bad for UX?

I have a tree table that allows the user to group columns arbitrarily. Is it bad UX for me to move the grouped by columns to the front of the table right next to the tree controls? Would it be more ...
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Min. opt. and max. value of a small field

I've a three digit input field which has a predefined upper and a lower bound, all within a table. The field also has an optimal (requested) value. So there is a min. an opt. and a max. What is a ...
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When is a table the proper way to present data?

UPDATE: added mockups We are in the process of designing a web application interface for administering an online store. In such an interface there are pages for managing products, orders, customers, ...
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Interface design for managing overlapping date periods

I am trying to design an interface to manage which team a person belongs to at any point. I would like it to be really easy to make small changes (e.g. fix a start date for a previous team ...
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What is the best way to hint that a table cell is editable?

I have a table with data, with several columns. This is a table used mostly for reading, with the possibility for a user to occasionally adjust some values. Most columns are informative only, and some ...
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Best way to show and sort by dates when the item may be repeating/recurring?

Currently this website has a list of FooBars, which may be sorted by date: I am adding functionality to allow a FooBar to be repeated, or a recurring FooBar e.g. Weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays ...
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Best way to display more table columns than I have room for? [duplicate]

The web development office I work for is working on a fixed-width web site. On one page, we have a table inside of the fixed 960px space available. So far, this table has worked out great for us, but ...
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Diagonal Scrolling rationale [closed]

I m trying to find rationale for implementation of horizontal scrolling on a mobile web browser for a table. The following are the one's I could think of, if you have any other rationale in mind or ...
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What is the most intuitive way to force users to enter certain cells first in the new row of a data grid?

It was suggested that I post to this site the first half of a question I posted on StackOverflow. Paraphrased… I have a data grid (in my situation, Microsoft's .NET platform using WPF) wherein I ...
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Data table multi value column

I have a table containing incoming invoices. I have to show additional information about the sender of the invoice. So I figured out that I can nest Sender name and his Tax ID in one row with quite ...
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empty cells in accessible html tables

For an html data table in which each row represents an item (such as an email) would screen-reader users prefer empty table cells to be empty or to have a placeholder like a dash? In my brief ...
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Appropriate icon for: Activate [closed]

In an application were developing there is a window containing a table holding 2-5 rows. A metaphor for the context could be that the table identifies a gearbox of a car and each row is a gear in the ...
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What's a good pattern for edit in place with hyperlinks?

I have a datagrid with many columns that I want to be able to edit in place. Some of the values in the table are hyperlinks. I want to be able to follow the hyperlinks and also edit them. The row ...
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Clearly show count and amount in the same table cell

What would be a clear presentation of something that the user counts and values at the same cell? for example, on a users table I want to show how many accounts and its total worth: | User | ...
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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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What's an alternative to data tables for key/value pairs?

I have a list of 8 key/value pairs I'm displaying in a sidebar using a table element. I'm using a th and td element on each row. However, the td content is often too long and has to be truncated. I ...