I have a page with a number of different lists on it. Each list has the option to add a new entry. Would it be better to have the actions in a separate 'action area' or position them close to the list they are associated with?
Both have their benefits in my eyes - if the actions are positioned close to their associated list, it would be more obvious which list they belong to. However, if they are in their own area then I could potentially make it stick to the top of the page at all times. That would make them accessible at all times, even if the lists gets very long.