Linux Journal: Ooo Off the Wall: Tabling the Notion, Part 1
May 11, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"In modern writing, tables are used to present long lists of
highly structured information. Modern readers want information
quickly, especially if they are reading technical or business
information and even more so if they are reading on-line.
Information arranged in a table can be absorbed in a glance.
"Sometimes, bulleted lists are used instead of tables to present
information quickly. However, if you have more than about five
items, a table generally is more appropriate. A long bullet list
encourages people to skip ahead and pay less attention to what's
being presented. By contrast, because a long table is more
structured, it is less demanding..."