Re: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation

Subject: Re: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation
From: "Susan W Gallagher" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 15:01:41 -0800

My personal preference is a dark header row with white text, horizontal
rules between rows only (no vertical bars to separate individual cells) and
black text on a white background for cells. I generally shy away from a grey
background -- too light and it washes out, usually unevenly; too dark and it
obscures the text the poor user is trying to read. I'm currently using the
same shade of navy blue for both the header row fill and the horizontal grid
lines - and I grabbed the color from the logo.

HTH!
-Sue Gallagher


On 1/9/08, Keith Hansen <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com> wrote:
>
> In my documentation, I frequently use tables to present data. My tables
> have the following color scheme:
>
> * Headings at the top of the table are navy blue with white text.
> * Below the headings, all other table cells are light gray with black
> text.
>
> Here's my questions:
>
> * For tables in documentation, are color schemes purely a matter of
> personal taste? Or are there any color schemes that are commonly used
> and accepted?
>
> * What color schemes do you use in tables?
>
> Thanks for the input!
>
> Keith
>
>
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