When using \cellcolor in a booktabs table, I find that the output is not really appealing: I don't really care that the colored cell does not touch the lines above and below (cf. Coloring columns ...
I've been fiddling with a table layout where some cells contain very little text while others may need multiple lines, and I can't seem to get it readable and nice-looking. MWE: ...
Both the Booktabs documentation and the Small Guide to Making Nice Tables provide some nice rules-of-thumb for making professional-looking tables (e.g., no double rules, no vertical rules, etc.) Q: ...