Excel visual design tricks

Excel visual design tricks
19 May 2013

I've emphasized before that the key behind visual design is that every formatting decision you make should have a purpose behind it. In the following post, I plan to demonstrate more of the visual style I use in Excel:

  • Dark background and white font.
  • Soft gray lines.
  • Dotted lines.
  • White borders.
  • Custom trim.
  • Uniform column widths.
  • Pastel highlighting.
  • Excel data bars instead of color scales.