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Labels on Checkboxes in data tables


From: Susan Grossman
Date: Mar 28, 2013 4:07PM

Get a lot of push back on putting labels in data tables that contain form
elements. Generally they want to move off screen all the labels so they
aren't visible.

I push back on check boxes/radio buttons because having a visible label
gives users that larger area to select.

The push back is that it's too cluttered in a selection column having the
word "select" over the button/box. When doing government sites, they just
go ahead and put the labels into the cell.

So, opinions on whether the trend is going to all labels being hidden if
the inputs of any type are in a table cell would be appreciate. Links
extremely helpful on examples or write-ups.

Thank you for your time -

*Susan R. Grossman*