I am designing a application for android and have decided to go with the cards theme for the visual design. reasons being, that the information being presented fits the cards format: short bursts of important information.
The problem arises when integrating buttons into the layout. There are mainly two types of buttons:
- specific to a particular card
- specific to a set of cards
For the first, I am placing the button at the bottom of the card, like one would in a modal window and it is looking good and going with the theme. However, in the second case, when an action is applicable to a set of cards, the button has to be placed outside the cards at the end of the list. Often times, the button ends up being below the fold and the testers don't realize that a button needs to be pressed for applying their actions/changes.
My solution for this is placing a permanent, full-width button with shadow effects to show that the content is continuing below it. However, I am hesitating on using this as it doesn't seem to be gelling with with the overall design.
Would love useful and innovative feedback from you guys. Cheers.