What is the optimal way to display a multiple choice list?

by Willem-Aart   Last Updated February 23, 2018 22:16 PM

I'm looking for suggestions for displaying multiple choice lists.

vertical text

My first (and naive) solution. Obviously, 90° vertical text is unnecessarily hard to read and takes up a lot of vertical screen real estate.

slanted text

Slanted text works better. Takes up less vertical space and is easier to read.

slanted text with lines

Adding lines might increase usability, although IMO it's less aesthetically pleasing.

The question

Are there alternative solutions that, for example, provide better readability and take up less space?

The choices need to be visible at all time. The horizontal space is limited (around 640px). There could be as much as 15 checkboxes.

I'm not against going in a completely different direction, but I can't think of anything that would be superior.

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