a list is collection of elements (or items) that may or may not be ordered in a particular way.

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Should the “zebra striping” data grid set-order column be highlighted, or is it enough that little arrow?

[For PC applications (desktop and web)] As a common rule, when showing data grids, and sorting data through one of its columns, a little arrow appears on that column (sometimes also, the header ...
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Is it easier to read an inline or vertical names list?

Noticed Facebook changed its tooltip names rendering to vertical. That made me wonder if it was actually easier/faster to read a list of name inline in a sentence or in a vertical list? Is there an ...
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Alternatives to handle quick searches on sorted values list (when no matches found)

(Implementing on PC environments, desktop and web applications) When showing ordered data lists with comparable values​​, which offers the feature of jump to a section of the list, and highlight it, ...
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Is there a better way to show 3 states within a list of items

Info: There is space and capacity for one single column of names. The names need space to have emails input. These names can be in one of three states- invite not sent, pending, and invited. Here ...
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What are good UI patterns for selecting exactly two items from a list?

In a piece of desktop software, I have a around 20 items. These items should be shown in a list, which fits on the screen. The user should be able to select exactly two items in the list, then, a ...
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When should I hide preview?

My application looks like this: The user may select an item from the list and a preview of this item will be displayed: The user can also use filtering to reduce the number of displayed items. ...
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Models of user interaction when dealing with selections from a looong list?

I'm a programmer working on a web project. We need the user to select one item from a given list of universities. It's a list of 100+ elements, and the frontend is XHTML/css/js. Here are the options ...
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Reordering Checkbox List on selection

I have a requirement for a user story I am working on requesting that on checking a check box in a check box list, the selected items appear at the top of the list. My gut is telling me this is ...
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Prioritizing Items from a list of values

I want a user to prioritize 4 items from the highest to lowest priority without being able to select the same priority for each item for the registration process. So far this is the wireframe I have ...
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Advice On Alternative To Using Many Dozens Of Check Boxes In An Asp.Net User Interface [duplicate]

I have a table that has 51 bit values to hold the values of statutes. In production, this table would have over 10,000 records for the different LocationID's. The UI for this in its pure database ...
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Default radio button option always first?

Given a set of radio buttons, should the default option always be the first? (Leftmost if they're in a horizontal list or topmost if they're in a vertical list) Is there ever a case when this is ...
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Redesigning product blocks in search results / listings

What are some good practices when it comes to presenting a product on a listing / search result with a lot of information? Currently product block for our website it looks like this: It's filled ...
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Improve UX of steps which need to completed to use an application

We have a web app where the users need to complete a number of steps to get the most from the app - we are struggling with a user friendly and intuitive way of displaying the steps which get across ...
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How to fix an overwhelming UI for reporting with too many options?

I'm having a difficult time organizing the excessive number of listboxes for a report I've been asked to write. They want tons of filter options with multiple select lists. Is there a better way to ...
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Best way to represent bulleted lists in a text file

I have a large document that used to be in rich text, but must now be in plaintext. The document previously utilized nested lists to organize information. Is there a "best practice" for replicating ...
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Documents List on Mobile

What is the best way to represent a list of documents on mobile? I am designing a mobile web application developed in SharePoint. What are some must-have features for a documents page? Details + ...
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Best practice/guidelines for performing action(s) on *all* list items in a mobile app?

What's a best practice for exposing a set of actions to perform on all items in a list view? For example, "Archive All" or "Delete All" in an email app that lists all emails ("bulk actions"). Do any ...
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How to display long list of names alphabetically?

I've got a pretty large amount of names to display on a webpage (~150). I was thinking maybe I could display 40 or so per page, but I have no clue how to do this without it looking hideous, as the ...
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iOS: best way to list items in variate amount?

For example, I have a form, where I should input date, country and my gender. date(many) - is very-very big list, so, apple make picker for it. Good one. country(several) - everybody know about ...
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Order of the fields in a list of ingredients

I need to display a list of ingredients for a cooking recipe on my site. I was wondering if there is a right way to sort the different fields in each line: the name of the ingredient the unit ...
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Representing conditionally visible screen elements

Does anyone have any ideas on how to represent, in a wireframe, elements that may or may not be visible on a screen? For example, suppose I was doing up a wireframe to show a list of bookings for a ...
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Allow users to select a top 10 list from 1000 items in database table

I have a database table with almost 1000 items, names ,image urls, desciptions etc. What would be the best way to allow a user to be able to select a top 10 list from those 1000 items, and then post ...
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What are some creative patterns for viewing and selecting individual items in a large non-hierarchical list?

As part of a profile flow, I need to allow the user to look through and select individual items to add to their profile. This list of items can be upwards of 300 items (the represent company ...
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Best way to input a list of emails

Whats the best-practice way to input a column of emails that associate with different people- a la: My worry is that all the blue buttons and call to actions look cluttered and feels overwhelming ...
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Where to place icons in a checklist? Before or after?

I want to display a list of permissions, with tick icons to indicate what permissions a user has. Where should I place the tick icons - before (on the left) or after (on the right) each item?
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UI : How to edit, save and load a list?

I work on a list builder component that the user must be able to build easliy, save and re-open if needed. I precise that only one list can be active. I didn't find any similar component on the web, ...
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Mobile. Long list to scroll, vs. collapsible trees

Regarding mobile.... The user uses 2 dropdown lists to select a date range for a filter. The results of the filter (date range), which are shown below the filter options, is where my manager and I ...
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Best way to construct a daily repeating set of steps?

I am developing an (web)application in which a user can upload data (for example excel, csv), apply some filters and export this data in several other formats. The user can continuously upload more ...
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Does finding something through a map also require a manual search?

I am about to create an android application. The application deals with objects that have location attributes and can be displayed on a map. I am thinking of having the map be displayed first with ...
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Long select lists on mobile web app

I know long lists on mobile have been discussed on here before. But there are some differences in my problem - and I have yet to find a solution I am fully satisified with. This is for a responsive ...
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Handling loss of visual relationship when selected item scrolls out of view?

I have a list of items. These are selectable, but only one at a time, and when one is selected a panel to the right of the list populates with further info on that selected item. The row is styled to ...
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Should you also order threads by their last edit?

In a discussion forum, you will often see threads sorted by the last reply to that thread (please disregard the sticky threads in the image below). What I'm beginning to wonder is what part editing ...
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IOS resizing labels

So I'm wondering how best to solve this problem. I want to display a 'list' of elements in my app. Right now this is what it looks like - That looks really bad, and I'm not sure how to make it so ...
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Design pattern for drag drop within a ListBox?

Need advice on how to build an intuitive UI: I have a ListBox of items, that can be re-ordered by drag drop. I get to this screen when I add a new item. Now this new item needs to be inserted into ...
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Choosing Multiple List Items While Allowing User Generated Content

I have a mobile app that allows a user to select multiple items e.g. item a, b, c and so forth and have this items displayed in his profile. However, the mobile app should be flexible enough so that ...
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How to organize list based content, newest to oldest or vice versa?

In our application we have a ticket tool that allows you to create simple to complex tickets, and start a comment stream for collaboration. Current UI: Currently we have the UI structure with ...
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How to present a huge list that support searching and scrolling in a fast way?

We are using jQuery UI Tabs to display 2 tabs with huge data; each tabs contain more than 8,000 drugs. The tab switching is currently extremely slow, it takes 4 to 5 seconds (on Chrome, IE) and 2-3 ...
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Use last modified time or time created for ordering by date?

When sorting a list of items by date, is it more logical to sort it by the time that each item was modified or the time that each item was created? I have seen both of these methods used and I'm ...
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What UI Control should I use to allow users the select the order items are displayed in?

Our UI displays different list of attributes in tooltips (mouse over) and balloons (right click). Users can select the attributes that will be displayed in each case in an admin panel. I want to ...
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how to visually distinguish two types of items in a list

Is there a best practice or convention for distinguishing two or more types of items in a long list in an elegant way? I have a search box in my app that returns two types of medical diagnosis codes. ...
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How best to let a user specify a subsets of a series of really long lists of long titles?

I'm writing a special-purpose CMS. It focuses on brief, rich text content as nodes in a large network of densely interrelated information. There are many different kinds of relationships, like "...
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Where to put an “add a new item” option

If user doesn't find an item from the list, they should add it using “add a new item” option. Are there any patterns, guides or best practices showing where to put an “add a new item” option?
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Displaying a search option based on the size of a list

On a mobile application I am developing, there is a screen that populates a list dependent on my client. For some clients, this list may contain only 2 items, and for others it may contain as many as ...
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How to add sub-sets of grouped information as one group?

Trying to describe this as best as possible, we have a group of 3 pieces of information (1 x label, 1 x text area, 1 x label) alongside a " submit and add new "button. Once submitted, the submitted ...
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How many items should one list row contain?

How many items are recommended to put in one row of the list? Are there any recommendations, how many items should one row contains in the list? A lot of famous e-shops put a lot of items in one row, ...
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Searching items in a tabbed modal window

I have a modal window which lists items and organizes them by category through tabs. I want to implement a typeahead search for the items. My current implementation is to have search as another tab ...
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How should I handle calls-to-action on all items in a list?

I have a long list of items with an obvious CTA for each one. The content of the items in the list are different but the CTAs are all the same. This is not in an application context, more a marketing/...
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How to present a todo list / checklist to a user

I'm working on a website where each user have to fill some forms to add some data which must be validated by some administrators. I won't enter into details in order to find a general solution which ...
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Desktop patterns for displaying long lists of sorted data

On mobile devices, we have an alphabet scroll thumb. What is an appropriate substitute for a web page viewed on a desktop? I don't want to interfere with the native scroll bar or overwhelm the ...
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Acessibility… tables or lists

I am creating a list of links which have the following in them: link title and url a comment about the link a date that the link was posted I wish to do this using accessible best practice, but ...