What paradigms exist for denoting that a row of data has been modified and that a Save action on the view will change them in the data store? Which paradigms are recommended?
A few that we've discussed:
- Bolding the text (as Outlook does for unread mail)
- Adding an asterisk next to the name column of the row
- Adding an icon, either as a new column or in addition to the name column of the row
- Using colors (scared of this due to color blindness)
Also, there are a couple questions that hint around this topic here. I don't consider this a duplicate, as I'm speaking more of the generic paradigm where they're talking about a specific problem.
In a long list of customers, how can I efficiently mark which have been edited?