I have a table list that consists of two areas:
- The top area has 'new' items which require attention and action from the user. It is important that these are noticed.
- The other area includes the list with all the previously treated items.
Because the list is very extensive we need some kind of pagination. After some study, and taking in consideration the context and type of application, we decided to use traditional pagination in these lists.
The image below shows the interface:
I looked at the Gmail inbox UI and Hotmail new interface:
I could have sections (for instance - Unread list) in my inbox, but pagination stays disabled. However I can choose the number of items to show.
I could have sections too (for instance - flagged items), but I still have pagination. However, if I change to page 2, these items are hidden.
Our question is whether to maintain the top items when changing the page (go to page 2, for instance) or hide it in the next pages, but having same kind of warning to show that there are items to be treated. What do you think is the best approach?