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Goran Igaly


Dec 24, 2007, 10:35:56 AM
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Location: Zagreb, Hrvatska

PostPosted: Jan 31, 2012, 8:49:56 AM    Language: English    Post subject: Suggestion for improving table functionality Reply with quote

I have one general suggestion regarding tables' functionality. For collumns with numerical data (and narrow columns in general), it is not handy to have whole heading shown, because width of column is unnecessary wide. For such situations I suggest to have just very short indicator of column heading (like, for example in tournament tables - sequence number of player in heading for column with result in games against this player), and longer tooltip text with complete name, and maybe even the description of column contents. The tooltip text would be shown on mouseover the column heading.

This functionality can be included in the rating list tables and, by using it, the description of every column can be made easily and on the right place. For now, only few number of users know that two last columns represents number of games finished in the last year and total number of finished games.

This functionality can be also used for explanations od some fields if necessary. For such fields the tooltip can be put on field label.

By using such method, representaton of list of my games can be improved - it can be shown in the table with several columns - tournament code, name of players, move number, time of last move, days spent for each players, number of pieces for each player, last comment (if any), draw proposal flag. Most columns can have such short heading, explained by tooltip.sorting order can also be shown with narrow arrow showing up or down.
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