For the Android Galaxy S5 in the screenshot below, the date picker obscures all the content on the screen. Starting at current year isn't helpful when entering a date of birth and will require a lot of scrolling. GOV.UK elements has removed the native date picker.
(repost) Are there any benefits for the strong grey row colours and the strange dotted lines? Making the background a bit lighter, getting rid of the vertical lines and swapping the dotes for s lines makes for a table much lighter on the eyes. Example:
Recently chatted to Mark Hurrell about this new table style. Great improvement I think and my understanding is it will get rolled into GOV.UK at some stage as the default. (Would be good to make sure all our tables work with this style before anything gets deployed though of course).
Has there been any testing using these tables? Can't imagine there'd be any problems, but curious.
Good question. We discussed various options a while back but I don;t think we found anything that was totally satisfactory. You can linearise a table but the results are unpredictable. Another option is to break a big, complex table into multiple smaller ones - which might also benefit desktop users as well.
Gemma, what if we combined the 'tables' and 'data' sections? It's all 'data' isn't it?
Would it be better to right-align numerical cell contents , if they are displayed in comparable columns at least? Also, I think there may be another numerical alignment problem in that the web font seems to have a narrower 1 digit, which does not help alignment where you presumably want tabular figure spacing (perhaps that's a Typography comment).
We have had comments on the sue of our radio button from accessibility. I have attached a screenshot below. When the user commits an error there is a skip link that reads as “Please answer this question.” When the user navigates out of context this link is not descriptive as the user is unaware of what question must be answered.
There should be an anchor link from inside the summary box (the big red bordered box that appears at the top of the page, with a heading in it stating there has been an error), to the field with an error - where there should be another error message, giving the context of the error.