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If it's a single column, it's debatable and depends on how clearly you label the header, and what sort of data is in neighbouring columns for example, but I would generally advise including the % symbol for clarity. However, if it affects the whole table, and the table is more than a few rows or columns then the visual clutter would be overwhelming, for ...


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Table headers The header in tables is a complementary element that provides a contextual help to what's in the actual columns - but it's the data itself that interest users. Ideally, only new users will use the header at the first few usage instances (unless the columns are very similar in nature, in which case the header will be used much more often - I ...


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I think this is debatable. In my experience, some screen reader users might benefit from having the units ("per week") in each table cell because it can be mentally taxing to cross-reference the data in a cell against information provided separately. It's better to have that extra verbosity for the avoidance of doubt, even if it is a little repetitive. That ...


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Yes, you should. The reasons are simple: Readability + Scannability: All that white spaces just makes a "data oasis" that makes no sense inside an information structure like a table. It would be difficult to visually match data between columns unless the table provides some design like the alternating color rows. The colors of the table shouldn't be ...


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I think plus/minus is better choice for a number of reasons: User clearly understand this row has child rows Minus sign also clearly states user can close it It represents tree view with perfect understanding But plus/minus looks a bit boring if not designed well similar to your second example. So design these in way that it looks apealing to users.


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The boys in the back garden Here's a story to illustrates the problem with tables and pagination: "Good morning Mr. Smith! Here, per your request, 20 of the town's finest - 10 young men and 10 young women". "It is ever so kind of you Gordon. Now I'd like to start by having a look at the girls, please send the boys somewhere". "Very well Sir. BOYS! chop, ...


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I think both are equally clear however I would never nest the twisty arrows. They feel more like a single level accordion so here are the questions I ask when deciding... If there are multiple levels of hidden child items then use + and - If there is only a single level of hidden items then either one acceptable If I can click on the entire row to ...


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I am forever faced with this problem as I design back office applications. To support readability, I would recommend making tables as wide as they need to be and no bigger. The second table in your example is easier to read.



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