RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables

Subject: RE: HTML5, Phones, and Tables
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:05:00 +0000

Hi Chris,

I haven't had time to check in depth but you might want to take a look at "Developing User Assistance for Mobile Applications" (2e) by Joe Welinske.

He mentions this in general terms, and the suggestion seems to be to abandon tables -- but on a cursory glance I wasn't able to see what he suggests in their place.

He points out a similar issue with images.

Just a thought. Hope that helps. It does seem to be a major paradigm shift.

Thanks for a provocative question, btw.


On Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:10 AM, Chris Despopoulos wrote:

In the old world tables are very useful. There's no better way in print to show a matrix of options, or present a comparison in one glance. For desktop online docs that translates really well... You can even use javascript to turn the table into something a bit more dynamic -- say, enable sorting of rows, for example. But tables require a lot of real estate.Â

What do you do for phones?

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