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As you have nice spacing between the panels I would suggest turning the background red when dummy data is displayed. This makes is immediately apparent, even if you want to display an overlay title that disappears when the page loads.
Question 1: Dummy data should always be marked as dummy. There is no disadvantage to marking data as dummy, even if some users can tell on their own. However, if the data is unmarked and some users cannot tell that it is dummy, that can cause confusion. Certain kinds of data are intrinsically an indication of being dummy. e.g if a list of people's names ...
This is a bit of an awkward question. Perhaps you should start with the basic premise... as a user of this system, what are some of the items I would want to edit on mass? Then your next question would be what is a good approach to allow users to perform these edits. In the broadest sense, if the user needs to bulk change everything, then the functionality ...
Check box lists would be the answer; based on Microsoft guideline for desktop app which you could use it for web app somehow: Standard multiple-selection lists have exactly the same appearance as single-selection lists, so there is no visual clue that a list box supports multiple selection. Because users have to discover this ability, this list pattern is ...
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