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Yes its a good idea to right align them. The reasons being:- Its an established accounting practice that all numeric values should be right aligned, for simple reasons as better readability and less room for human error - so its best to follow them If there are decimals then its more easy to read if they are right aligned My right aligning them it will ...


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It is good UX for the values to be aligned in the way that works best, and you need to take into consideration a number of factors (some of which I have listed here): Basic of numerical value (integers or decimals) Data type of numerical value and conventions (e.g. $, date, time) Alignment with the rest of the fields Length of the numerical value Behaviour ...


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For editing values in a text field, it depends where you edit them, and what other fields are in its context: if the layout stays data-table-like, and the cell simply becomes editable, then I agree with @Erisu's answer, to conform to excel-like solution. if the text field is in a form, it is better to be consistent across fields, to prevent user having to ...


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Managing Readability As you rightly pointed out, the alignment rule works best when the data is in a list/tabular format. Basically when the user will have to scan related vertically. It is the context around the data that defines the alignment. If the context remains the same then do retain the same alignment. If it is a mixed data, like a form, ...


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If I understood you correctly , This is so called Data Justification. You need to justify the data according to its content. There two types of content numeric data and textual data. For Textual Data it is a good UX that you do left justification , For Numeric Data , it is a good UX that you do right justification. In this case data comparisons will be ...


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No, for two main reasons 1) Difficult to update - It becomes extremely painful to update the field on a mobile device (it is not a piece of cake on desktops either, though more manageable ) since then your fingers will have to tap towards the end of the textbox right-border, which is certainly painful thing to do every time. 2) Misaligned form - If your ...


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Looking at Excel as an example, when a cell becomes a numeric value, the numbers are right aligned. When double clicking into the cell to edit, they maintain the content right aligned. As people are accustom to Excel, it might be sound to follow the same flow?



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