I need to display a list of ingredients for a cooking recipe on my site. I was wondering if there is a right way to sort the different fields in each line:
- the name of the ingredient
- the unit
Most websites use the following pattern:
[quantity] [unit] [name]
But is it really the best way to do it? Shouldn't the name come first, since it's what we want to know first (I mean, knowing that I need 150g of something won't help me, but knowing that I need flour will sure do). Also, the unit is optional, so it might be less confusing if it is put at the end right?
What do you think? Is one of the solution better than the other?