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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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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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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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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Most intuitive way to offer manual sorting?

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...