Questions tagged [tables]

Tables are a means of organizing content into rows and columns, often – but not always – in a grid-based layout where columns and rows have distinct relationships.

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Duplicate information vs. proximity in mobile apps

In the mobile app we are currently working on, we have a table view that shows certain information. When you press any of the cells, another view shows expanding the info. The regular behavior pretty ...
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How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once (phase 2) [closed]

EDIT: I'm working on this page now and for the next couple of hours, so please don't bother looking at it. I had many outstanding suggesting when I first asked this question five weeks ago. The ...
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How would you solve the column of check boxes problem?

So my question is a bit open ended. Basically, I am looking for possible solutions to the problem of lots of tabular data with check boxes. For example, if we look at Facebook's Account Notifications ...
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What is the best way to display edit/delete actions on a row?

I am building a web application that deals with a lot of tables/lists of records. I am currently building an "AJAX edit-in-place" feature, so that you can edit a record while being on the same page. ...
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Better way to build a list

I've got an app in production where the user builds a list of beer prices to later on make into a PDF of shelf tags (it's for the beverage industry). The user picks a brand, then a package, types in a ...
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Show camera feature on iPhone when there is no camera?

In my iPhone app I have a root view with some options, one being a "Camera" option where you can take a photo to send to us. My question is should I either A: Show it "grayed out" or B: Not show it ...
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Should a user be allowed to hide all rowheadings in a crosstab?

Currently I'm developing a webpage on which the users to can hide/ show the row headings in a crosstab user control. Right now, showing/ hiding the columns is done using a checkbox for each row ...
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Different Sized Containers in a Table-Based Design

Right now I am designing a new feature for my site. The layout is table-based. Let's call each pick that you see a "pick container." The way that I see it, each pick container has to be a different ...
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tables with lots of columns

I have a table that lists various attributes of an individuals personal development plan; objective, time to complete objective, comments etc. The table is editable so the user can directly add ...
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Best practice for inactive actions in a table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to prevent a forbidden action or display an error/explanation message? I have had some discussions with my boss about this below issue, please give me some ammo ...
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exclusive select in a table: radio button, rowclick, text only, text and icon, or icon?

If you have a table where each row can be selected, and you are only allowed to select one row at a time, and selecting a row causes a drill-down table to appear to the side, how would you render ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sort columns in a table?

Clicking on column headers in a table to set the sort order (or toggle ascending/descending if already sorting by this column) is a standard UI technique. However, it is mouse-only. Is there a ...
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Should users be able to enter data directly into a pivot table

... or should I offer them a separate formular/window where the user can fill the data to the related person? Its about entering marks/grades of pupils for a certain subject. So sliding to the wrong ...
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Showing extra information for a table row when that row's selected

In the app I'm developing, we have a table/list that makes use of a kind of master/details approach; when you select a row in the main table, a second table below it is populated with 'child' items. ...
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Best empty string

What is best way to represent empty value inside table of rows with some optional columns? '', empty, N/A, -, -------- (number of allowed chars), any other advice?
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Best UI approach to align the column titles of reports

I would like to know what the best approach is to align header columns according to their data type. I haven't found any Human Design Interface articles explaining this. Should the header column ...
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Can you point to any good examples of large table presentation online [closed]

I mean big tables, and not just rows. Full blown cross tabulated tables (think about 20 rows and 30 columns, the sort of thing you generally do not see on websites, because they are difficult to ...
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Reporting web app - how to design large data tables?

I'm working on a legacy webapp that's mainly focused on reporting large amounts of data - ie tables with 20+ columns reporting financial data. The main problem is table layout inconsistency depending ...
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List overview of multilanguage data

I have a dataset with the following record definition, each of the translation property-sets are optional but at least one should be entered. Product id price translations english name description ...
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When should stepping through a list wrap around?

Given a list of items (messages in an email reader, tracks in a music library, options in a menu) that can be stepped through with arrow keys, when is it appropriate for scrolling to wrap around when ...
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To use or not to use “Zebra Stripes”, or Alternating Row Colors for Tables

Is there any research out there showing whether or not alternating the row colors for a table increases/impedes the time it takes to parse information? An example can be found at the following ...
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How Best to Add Lots of Tabular Items To a Form Before Submissions

I need to create a form for which salesmen (or women) register what products they sold and on what day they sold them. They can enter multiple products per claim form. The idea for how they add items ...
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Table usability/Readable font for a data table

What's the best font for a data table? Monospace is good but takes up more room, so you can't have as much whitespace between the items. Similarly, what are some good usability principles for data ...
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In a grid, how to display long column headers

When displaying data in a grid (each row contains a record, each column a different record field), vertical space need is easily solved with scrolling or paging. We are usually sooner missing ...
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Filtering through a large table of data, thoughts?

Example: I have a large amount of data, such as a library of blog posts, or a massive amount of contacts, I am thinking that a data table visually would be the best way to display all this data, it is ...