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Creating Responsive Tables

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When building a responsive website where the main responsibility is to display data in tables, one needs to put some thought into how to present this data on smaller screens. Tables are, of course, as wide as the number of data columns, so this presents some challenges with how to display it when the view width is limited. Using Bootstrap's table-responsive Bootstrap's table-responsive class offers one solution, where the table is given a horizontal scrollbar. This is not ideal as it requires the user to scroll the table to see all the data in a row. This can be done by touching the table but this is not obvious and some users may think they need to use the scrollbar. This then reduces usability when there are more than a few rows in the table - the user would scroll to the bottom of the table before scrolling horizontally, leading to some frustrating vertical scrolling if the data they are looking at is back up at the top of the table. Rotating the Data The

Creating Value: The Key to Innovation

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Creating is to bring about something new. The act of creating involves integrating two or more concepts together to create a new idea. Value is typically that which adds value to one’s life, whether that be an individual, a group, or the whole of society. Values are benefits, improvements, they alleviate suffering, reduce cost, increase availability. So how do we go about  Creating Values ? You don’t need to be creative to create values. But you do need to utilize certain skills. Given that Values are that which add benefits to one’s life, in order to create them, we must understand human needs. Understanding Human Needs To do this, simply  Observe . Watch the world, and pay special attention to where people are happy or unhappy. Figuring out what makes them happy or unhappy is a key to creating new values. Try and find out what are the influences that affect happiness. Also look at cost, efficiency, functionality and availability. Given that these criteria affect happ