putting items into order, for example alphabetic.

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How to visualize the possibility of drag'n'drop?

My web application contains a list of elements, which can be sorted by drag'n'drop. How to visualize this feature to users?
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5answers
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Which comment sorting order makes more sense on blogs?

I realize this is a pretty minor thing but anyway. I'm adding comment support to my website/blog. I'm trying to decide if I want the comments to be sorted from oldest to newest or from newest to ...
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2answers
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I want to let the user toggle a column heading to sort a grid by a date field. How can I make ASC/DSC intuitive?

I want to let the user toggle a column heading to sort a grid by a date field. How can I make the ascending/descending dichotomy intuitive? EDIT: I was looking for date-column specific solutions.
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3answers
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How to sort on a single column; OR multiple columns at once

On this not-yet-working page blindingly full of numbers, I would like to accommodate two kinds of sorts: immediate sort on one single column; and deferred or delayed stable sort on multiple ...
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5answers
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Most intuitive way to offer manual sorting? [duplicate]

all. I'm designing an online form builder (think Forms in Google Docs / Spreadsheets). The functionality is complete, but I'm not happy with the sorting capabilities. Everyone that I have done ...
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1answer
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Alphabetical lists - horizontal or vertical?

When listing a large set of data alphabetically Is it better to list them horizontally or vertically? Craiglist lists states in columns vertically. Another site I've been using ...
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3answers
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Why not default a user's view to the middle of a sorted list?

Is there a compelling reason (besides convention) why a user's typical default view of a long sorted list is always the beginning of the list and not the middle? Assuming a random distribution of ...
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3answers
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Filtering vs. Sorting?

I'm creating a e-commerce site that will have different experiences for consumers and business owners. We're designing the business interface to allow them to quickly research existing and future ...
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4answers
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Icon for ascending-descending sort [closed]

I'm trying to come up with two icons to represent ascending-descending sort order which would allow the user to sort the members ('bars') of a chart/visualization. The control will be a toggle ...
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1answer
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Flow of Dynamic Grid

There's a recent trend in web design to use dynamic masonry grids, like Pinterest, for just about everything these days. If you haven't seen such a layout before, it presents content of variable ...
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2answers
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How should I sort items in a drop down list?

I have a simple drop down list containing about 12 choices. The choices are not countries, states, or any other common set of items that users would be used to scanning alphabetically or by name. ...
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3answers
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Is custom manufacturer order confusing for users ?

I have an eshop that has in the menu a list of manufacturers available on the website. The default order for them is alphabetical, but due to marketing reasons the owner asked that several ...