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a list is collection of elements (or items) that may or may not be ordered in a particular way.

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Best way to add items to a paginated list

I have a long list of items sorted by date that is pageable. When a user adds an item it is shown and highlighted in the list. The problem I have is that the date entered affects where it ends up in ...
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How to display a list of videos like YouTube?

I'm trying to find a nice way to display a list of video's in a way that'll allow the user at a quick glance get insight to the video's and easily let them navigate through the list of video's without ...
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How to best display a long list of check boxes

In my application users are required to select from a drop down, a list of projects they wish to include in their custom search. The easy part is that users can select one project to filter on or ...
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How to indicate a table is missing rows that have been filtered out?

Do you know of any aesthetically-pleasing and effective ways of indicating that a table's contents have been filtered, without the filter information getting in the way? Some background on my ...
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In a grid, how to manually reorder rows?

I wish to let my users reorder elements in a grid - not do automatic sorting on a column. They select which element is the first, which one comes after the other, etc. I thought of and saw some ...
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Making it clear which items in a long list are selected

I'm trying to design a portion of a web interface that allows users to tag items and view all items with a tag or set of tags on them - think gmail, if gmail allowed you to easily select multiple tags ...
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Alternatives to a dual list for selecting a bunch of items from a long list?

What alternatives and examples are there for selecting a bunch of items from a long list of items instead of a dual list? This question has some nice enhancements on the traditional dual list, but I'...
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Is custom manufacturer order confusing for users ?

I have an eshop that has in the menu a list of manufacturers available on the website. The default order for them is alphabetical, but due to marketing reasons the owner asked that several ...
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Best way to select a subset of items in a long list

One of our clients wants us to build a web application to share information about the magazines he publishes. Each edition of a magazine contains a variable amount of advertisers. These advertisers ...
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Does this design have a good usability? [closed]

I asked this question on Stackoverflow and has been redirected here. Sorry about cross-posting. I am writing a financial application and I need to write a specialized file open dialog for the user to ...
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Bulk actions: what to do when not all items support an action [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bulk actions: what to do when not all items support an action Picture the following scenario: user selects a bunch of items, and the 'bulk actions' box appears; user selects ...
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UI design for ordering items in list

What component/UI design would you use for ordering items in a list (a table with move up/down buttons)?
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Select All & Clear All vs. Invert

I met with situation when I have to use the long multiply check list. I have to add some usable buttons Select All, Clear All or Revert Invert. I know that the common practice is using "Select All" ...
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In a long list of customers, how can I efficiently mark which have been edited?

There exists a narrow table listing about 250 customers in alphabetical order. Each row contains the customer's name, account code, city and state. I need to indicate in each row if the customer ...
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Adding USA at the top of dropdown list of countries. OK practice or not?

Some web sites have a country dropdownlist where USA and Canada are listed at the top of the list (as well in their normal positions). I read once that this was insulting to non US/Canada users. The ...
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How to optimise the space used by tags in the right column of StackExchange sites?

In this meta question about what the StackExchange UI site should look like, I'm working on (read: messing around with) a design for the site. I'm using a web-based tool to edit the page's CSS, which ...
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Unambiguous way to display timezone information in a compact manner

When displaying a listing of events, each with their own date, time, and timezone, I'd like to present the timezone that the given event has been assigned. However, there is potentially a lot of ...
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How to visualize the possibility of drag'n'drop?

My web application contains a list of elements, which can be sorted by drag'n'drop. How should this feature be visually represented to users?
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Android List View - delete row button, delete selected button or delete from item click menu?

Android List view activity with item rows. User needs to be able delete some rows. I know standard way in Android is to use item click menu. But it's 2 clicks. Is it best way?
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Choose Your Country: Best Usability approach

I'm looking at potentially designing a site which will have 'mirrors' in multiple sites around the world. I am experimenting with the best method to help users change both their country and language ...
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