For a second there, I thought they were just going to remove all the data.
You can pry my gridlines from my cold, dead hands.
Colors/shading are fine and often necessary. Without them, it becomes difficult to quickly glance through a line without risking an accidental jump into a different line. Outer border depends on what surrounds the table (use it if you need it). I'd still have tweaked the padding further in the resulting table. Grids and alignments advice is good.
So shitting on Calibri is the new fad ?
No, always leave the fill lines. Many ppl need them to read across the chart - like me.
That precision annoyed the crap out of me. But rounding numbers is not always the correct thing to do. Even if rounding the numbers makes the chart look better I don't agree with that. In some cases rounding is ok but not in *all* cases.
This advice is really only suitable for something to be put in a Powerpoint presentation
How to apply minimalist design to a data table that doesn't need it.
Removing repetition is aesthetically pleasing but actually makes the table harder to use.
"put white space to work" = make your data unsortable.
Fine for presentations, I guess, but not if you actually need to use the data for anything.
Making the data inaccurate isn't a good thing.
Rearranging it might have made it more aesthetically pleasing but harder to read. I shouldn't have to track it with anything other than my eyes. That's what the bars do, removing them increases the margin of error.
Please people don't do this.