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The entries for Track My Tank were looking kind of cramped with all of the levels displayed horizontally.
I made the numeric ...
This is just a suggestion, and I'm not sure how it would work, but maybe it would be possible to have like 3 or 4 wide columns, each a different entry date. So you'd have your column of numbers, and next to that is the next date. They could be pretty wide since there would only be a few dates parallel, and then you'd have to scroll down for the next set of dates. Then you could compare the entries at least with some dates.
What do you think of the Track My Tank entries formatted this way? By taking the headings out, replacing them with numbers, and using a key it saves a lot of horizontal space. Do you think this makes it appear unduly complicated?
Using the chemical symbols would make the labels wider and leave less room for everything else, so the color coding idea is probably better. I'm not sure, though, how nice all of the little rainbows will look :P Does anyone else have any feedback/input before we give it a try?
Colors will be much easier to identify than numbers, and you can use light colors like pastels...use the inner most tip of the triangle, on this site: http://www.visibone.com/colorlab/ i.e. the Pale Weak colors.