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When using SO trying to find the Top 200 users in Europe,

SELECT TOP 200
   ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY Reputation DESC) AS [#],
   Id AS [User Link],
   DisplayName,
   Reputation,
   WebsiteUrl,
   Location
FROM
   Users
WHERE
   Location like N'%Europe%'

I got the following results

Results in Query SO

and

Results in Query SO

Notice anything weird? Some numbers don't show up completely.

Initially i thought it was a bug. Then, after quite some time, noticed the columns could be adjusted.

What could we do, design wise, to show users they can adjust columns?

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According Alexey Kolchenko

Some points to consider:

  1. Use clear visual cues for users: change cursor type and show the border between rows (as on the pictures)
  2. Increase the width of the handling area to make it easier to resize (Fitts's Law in action!)
  3. Set default columns width according to their content, so as to minimize resizing operations
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