I'm working on a recipes-saving application and trying to figure out which method of presenting recipes is better.
Each recipe that is displayed on the page has a name, but not necessarily a photo. I want a layout that is good for a) discoverability of new/exciting recipes and b) finding a specific recipe.
I'm between going with
A pinterest style layout. This is my 1st choice at the moment, because it allows for recipes that don't have photos to just be smaller and then have no need for a placeholder image. The cons are that I'm not sure if the pinterest style layout will make it too confusing to find a recipe.
A Grid style layout. This is my 2nd choice, only because the grid requires each recipe to have an image, so there could potentially be a lot of placeholder images on ones screen. This is probably more organized than the Pinterest style though, so thats good.
A list style layout. I'm not so sure about this one. While this layout would probably be best for finding a specific recipe, the discoverability of new recipes is not very good.