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Have you considered using cards to display your data? They're becoming very common with Google's Material Design and can be quite appealing to the eye if styled correctly. Ofcourse placing too much detail in a Card is "against the rules" but it is a viable alternative. For convenience, you can always provide a button which changes the view to display the ...


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It's not clear from your question if the end users are a particular group who will frequently access the site, or whether they're likely to be 'one off' visitors. If they're frequent visitors they will quickly work out they can download a single file quickly or batch download multiple files, so it's really not going to be a problem. Evenso, I would: go ...


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"Sortable results" and "partial display of results" do not mix, unless the sort actually does sort against the full data set (such that a reverse sort goes and gets item Z etc, rather than just sorting whatever subset of items happen to already have loaded.) A table column sort that only sorts the currently-visible items, rather than the full data set, is ...


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I would put just one link below the table "Show next 100 records" and since sorting is usually done across the full data set, doing only current view sorting is not very common. I would put a note saying it only sorts current view of records..


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In order to answer your own question, ask yourself how this UI works and dig deeper into what's being communicated to the user. What does each row do? The rows' function(s) should dictate their appearance. Are they clickable? Do they do something in the same page or link elsewhere? If they are clickable and navigate to a new page, you might want to ...


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Well it looks like all your important information is available in a clear manner to the user. As for making it less "dull," you could consider using different colors for the text and background. But I don't think there is a problem.


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I faced similar challenge to show good no# of columns on mobile devices. And I managed to produce something like below one.


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As adomsoh suggested the column is relevant to you as a user or it is not relevant. Hiding a column is saying "I don't care about this column". To then perform a search on it is inconsistent and confusing. Do you care about it or not? It's confusing because there is nothing visually to correlate between your search query and your results. It can get even ...


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No references to offer, sorry. Only my opinion based on experience: An empty table tells the user that the current page could possibly have some relevant info (they can deduce the kind of info and layout from column headers). Rule of thumb I apply (in enterprise environment): empty table is useful if the user can do something on the same page to ...


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After reading the comment thread on dennislees' answer, it seems like we have a table that's trying to do too much. There are two items of interest for the user. - What's the the most recently "delivered" item for each category - What items are scheduled to be "delivered" It'll make sense to break this up into 2 separate tables download bmml source ...


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So it boils down to whether the search is on the data or just the current view of the data? I'd personally go for 4. Sometime columns are hidden just because of space restriction rather than lack of interest, though obviously the user tends to keep the columns they are most interested in, however as rewobs said often a user will forget what they can't see ...


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Avoiding the dilemma There's an possible solution without falling into this dilemma: Give users the choice, just by adding a checkbox below the search/filter input which specifies "Search in hidden columns too" or some similar text. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If for some reason that's not enough I'd choose ...


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I choose (4) at first but after some careful analysis, I think (3) would fit your design better. The reason being that your search itself is already a filtering mechanism (keywords). It doesn't make sense to do further filtering on your results by hiding/showing relevant boxes. Also when I choose to hide a column, I am explicitly indicating that I'm not ...



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