So i have a list of things and each list item has primary information and supplementary information.
One of the data items in the supplementary information is a count. The user may choose to interact with the list items based on this count but it is NOT the only driver. (For example in a list of posts, the number of comments received on the post.)
I propose that this count be displayed on the top right hand corner of the div displaying the list item. The count would be in pale color with a reddish background hue.
Sometimes list items just need to be classified (e.g. this list item has been favourited by you, and thus we should put a star on the top left corner).
What are the pros/cons of such a display. Can someone please point me towards examples where this has been implemented? Someone's blog entry or something where i can get design ideas? Examples?
This is in context of a CSS driven web page.
Update: Explaining my own list item is very domain specific and tedious (and i'm not sure i have the clearance to do so). Feel free to answer with guidance on what questions to ask before one should employ such a UX so the reader can make their own conclusion for their context.