New answers tagged data-tables
You may use stacked bars. Use white for no plan, green for on plan and red for off plan. Use a tooltip to show the actual value when the user moves the mouse on a bar. See picture below :
Communication which quadrant is desirable is not really the job of the chart. You'd need to decorate the axis or chart in some way. However keeping the quadrants and colours that you already have is fine for a western audience. Why not a bubble chart download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups
I would use a heatmap here. Heatmap is, essentially, colored cells behind the values. Intensity of color shows how big the value is.
I think Anscombe clearly showed that trying to glean information straight from a table is far less useful then combining the table with a chart. Look up Anscombe's Quartet. https://www.dashingd3js.com/why-data-visualizations
I just have to throw in my two cents here, despite the fact that this question is so old. If you have a bunch of data that is ALL necessary for the user to make decisions, then obviously there's a decision-making process that's based on that data. Rather than putting the onus on the user to make those decisions based on raw data, what you should probably ...
sparked by rajankz, I am thinking of perhaps doing alternate coloring on columns . .. yep that worked: http://www.textfixer.com/tutorials/css-table-color-columns.php
Have you tried using colors? if colors are not an options, then different shades of grey with different variations of weights should help. remember, just because one column is important that does not mean other columns do no needs any effects(like less important columns could be made thinner or with different shades grey to reduce importance) My suggestion, ...
Top 50 recent answers are included