Some UI tips – tables and colours

HTML tables

It’s interesting how many HTML tables there are on bioinformatics websites. It’s equally interesting (in a way) to see how bad they can look. I can literally count in one hand the number of times I’ve actually seen a nice looking table. So…I was very happy to stop by this post on designing HTML tables.

Have a gander, I found the post to be fairly well written and puts into action a lot of design concepts.

Colour

The next post I wanted to bring attention to focuses on color wheels. The post is entitled Color wheels are wrong? How color vision actually works.

The post actually brings up some really great points Bang Wong made on his visit to the campus last year. He also has a recent publication in Nature Methods regarding the use of colour.

I hope you find this all interesting and useful!

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One thought on “Some UI tips – tables and colours

  1. Hey, I like the look of Tableizer, to help convert tables and spreadsheets into HTML tables. Very handy. My current workflow is to fire up Dreamweaver, just to do that!

    An associated handy thing is Wordoff (http://wordoff.org/), which helps you strip HTML junk from Word text.

    cheers!
    Francis

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