My company is launching a new membership site that displays data in a list. As the designer, I'm trying to design the account area with the user in mind. I'm having trouble getting the filters for the search just right.
I'd really just like a new perspective. The filters are going down the left side and, one idea, was to have a fly out when each filter is clicked on (we'd rather not have all the filters expand vertically [like Amazon] because the categories and countries would be way too long). So, when the user clicks on "Categories," one possible scenario is a fly out menu pops out with all the categories and they can choose however many, than click on Categories and close that menu.
The buttons across the top show what filters they've chosen.
Like I said, I'm just looking for new perspectives and any ideas. Total re-positioning, different ideas ... anything.