I am designing a feature that has a work list displayed in a grid. The grid is 8 columns wide and includes a person's contact and demographics.
The grid is used to select a person and load a details page for the given person where additional functionality is offered.
My question is this: what is the best practice for allowing clickable navigation to a details page from a grid?
Assume all users are on IE7 or greater, Current FF, Current Chrome, Current Opera or Current Safari
Users are line of business users with experience using web applications and value intuitive design and efficient interaction
Double click is not an expected behavior on the web and is not being considered.
Row as selector: On mouse hover of current row, change row color to indicate selection. On single click, redirect to details page.
Identifier column (Person's full name) as selector: Full Name appears as hyperlink. Clicking hyperlink redirects to details page.
Yet to be identified option. I welcome your suggestions
The goal is to choose a pattern that is predictable and reuse it within the application. Empirical evidence (searching the web) shows that both patterns are in use.
Is there a best practice and if so, where can I find supporting details?