In website pagination, what is an appropriate situation to use:
<< 1 |2| 3 4 ... >>
<< 1 |2| 3 4 ... 7 >>
<< Page 2 >>
I am implementing pagination in a page and I wonder in which situations will a user want to go to an specific page number (other than being in Page 4 and wanting to go to Page 1, in which case my guess is the user will simply click the Page Home button/category link). Also I understand the benefit of knowing the number of total pages but that could also be solved some other way:
<< Page 2/7 >>
Is it always better to include the pagination with links to other pages, as it gives more control?