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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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Question about indentation on categorized list

wondered if I could get some help with this decision. I currently have a list that gets populated for the user automatically. Within the list, the items will be categorized two ways (again ...
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What's the best way to indicate that certain tracks in a list are instrumental?

I'm creating a music player for a web site. All of the songs have words and music (i.e. you can pull up lyrics or sheet music for a song), but some of the recordings are only the music. How can I ...
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How to list thumbs that have different sizes images

I nee help, your opinions and which options do I have to resolve my problem. Currently I'm working on a website that have a Thumb view and I'm not happy on how the items are displayed, I have ...
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Swipe to delete (but not archive) on Android

My current project includes a list of messages plus a message detail view. Three modes of deletion are requested (no other actions, like "reply", are possible): Detail view: delete icon in the ...
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What would be a good way to visualize potential problems in a system and make users act on them?

I have a system that I am monitoring. The system consists of a master server with multiple smaller servers underneath it. They all communicate with eachother, perform different tasks and so on. ...
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Viewing a list of survey questions

I am creating a survey portal. It has two kinds of users - Admin and User. The admin creates the questions. The questions are multiple choice questions, with description, options, author of the ...
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Display a list of characteristics with something better than a table

I'm designing PDF documents. The context is the assessment of real estate properties. Each PDF needs to give information about the following: The building itself Nature of the property (flat, house ...
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Stacked Master-Detail tables for related lists

I have a use case in which we need to support an analyst to 'peek' into a particular record to see all the related records and entities associated with it. This is within an CRM enterprise space, ...
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What is the best way to signify parallelism and sequentialism in a vertical list?

Let's say we have a system that executes some tasks. You can model your processes by creating task lists. Tasks in a list can be executed either sequentially or in parallel (depending on a list type)...
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Display a group of element containing a varying number of text lines

I have a group of elements of fixed width. Each element has a title and a varying number of child (each child is approximately one line of text). The number of column vary. At the moment I make lines ...
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List selection, the default is all-selected

I have a list of brands to filter some products. Users will check some brands from that list to show products only from those chosen brands. The default (unfiltered) is that the website will show all ...
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Managing a list of addresses/emails of a user

I'm writing one web app using Angular 2 and the Core UI theme, which I downloaded here. Now, there's one situation which I'm not knowing exactly how to build a nice user experience. The view is one ...
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A list of the newly created item should be placed on the top or the bottom?(Allows multiple users to view and operation at the same time)

There are two kinds of schemes. According to the creation time sorting in reverse chronological order(the newly created item at the top).so this creator can easily find the newly created item, but ...
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Select multiple elements with different filterings

Summary: The problem is not on the filters, but on the selected entities list. The user need to do; filtering, then selection, then do another filtering saving the previous selection. There is an ...
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Re-ordering items on a list... Should we use drag & drop or a dropdown with a number list?

What is the most intuitive / easiest way to sort a list of items? Is it through drag and drop (drag and drop the rows in the order you want) or do something like put a dropdown list beside each row / ...
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For desktop, is it a good idea to let users decide between a list or grid view?

I have seen examples on mobile where you have a toggle button to let users switch between grid and list views. For a desktop does it make sense to allow users to take this decision?
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Best way to display a list of items on which the user can take identical actions

I have a list of entities that are being displayed to a Admin user and the Admin can take a set of actions on any single entity. What is the best way to display those options? For example, imagine ...
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What is the Android equivalent of iOS's accessory action?

I'm developing a cross-platform business app for iOS and Android. Among other features, the app allows users to select a project from a large list (hundreds of entries) of available projects. Some ...
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How to manage tree view list and buttons?

I have a UI with tree view which can have unlimited child. And every child will have about 12 buttons in each parent and child list view. Is there any way that this can looks good in terms of UI & ...
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How to handle selection when filtering a list?

I've got a database with persons and selecting a person will show the detail of that person in a screen on the right. The list can be filtered, but i'm not really sure how to handle if the selected ...
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Representation of multifield nested lists?

By multifield I mean a list item having multiple kind of sublists, separated by some indicator like the grey blocks in the example below. The reason behind this may be an IF-THEN relationship between ...
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What to do with high amounts of results (data)

For a future implementation in our software we are facing the issue of large amounts of data. The main question in this situation is that how do we handle and display the data. because the data also ...
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Effectively displaying complex "expanded/extra" information in a list

I've got an application using Material Design, and I'm having trouble laying out information in an easy to understand way. On the top level, I'm happy with how things are (even if the bars are a bit ...
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Should parent toggles control child toggles? [duplicate]

I'm working on a table that has a parent toggle on the top row with each child row below having its own toggle. If I were to disable a specific row, I will visually see that the row has been ...
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At least one is mandatory. How do I make this clear?

I have a list where the user has to select some items. Sometimes none of them are mandatory, sometimes one is mandatory, and sometimes at least one out of two is mandatory. But how do I show this? ...
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Where to put focus after deleting an item in a list

This is an accessibility question: Screen Reader users can interact with a list of items, something like that: item1 delete item1 item2 delete item2 ...... ...................... ...
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Color selection according to status

I'm designing a system where a list item can have one of 5 different status options: ACTIVE LIVE PENDING LEGACY INACTIVE I want to specify a different color for every status. For ACTIVE, PENDING and ...
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How to visualy distinguish large set of products (no photo)?

Background I'm working on this iOS / web service, which sells analysis focused on petrol market, its companies, research and other stuff. The main screen of the app is basically a list of documents (...
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User Permissions Management Screen

I am working on a challenging user management UI. The manage permissions screen here needs to do all of the following: a. Allow the user to search for organizations and select any # of organizations ...
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How would you highlight a new question on a FAQ list?

A customer recently inquired to have new items highlighted on a faq list (as shown below) within a pdf. Typically faq questions are listed using a bold font weight. However the customer has stressed ...
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"Front end" sorting on a infinite scrolling list

I have a list of members on a web app and I want to improve usability and performances when users are browsing it. This list can be very long (500+ members). To improve performances, we are ...
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Motivation behind booking sites listing too many cities

What could it be the motivation behind some travel websites that dedicates a huge section to list all cities they are present? Here are some examples: booking.com tripadvisor.com.br trivago.com.br ...
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How to indicate that the line in a grid view is clickable?

We are working on a small candidate management app where a list of candidates is shown in a simple table/grid view. The business logic of an app requires to show all candidates in a grid but allow the ...
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When/should a list filter reset on a mobile application?

I'm working on a news application feed filter in which the user can adjust the feed via filter (all, recent, popular, etc.). What I'm not sure about is when/if the filter should reset. Should it ...
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Designing a large user preferences menu that isn't confusing

My app helps pianists to practise their scales. They press a button and are shown a random scale to play. They press the button again and they get another. I need to allow users to "turn-off" scales, ...
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Best way to display several long lists?

I'm redesigning a very old portal page that shows several lists, each of which could be very short or up to several hundred items long. As you can see in the attached image, the current UI mechanism ...
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Ordered lists: numbers or letters?

I'm working on a set of guidelines for the use of user interface elements. I'm currently working on ordered lists (<ol> elements) and I have a couple of questions which I've been unable to find ...
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How to represent selected items in a list?

Imagine a list (A) of items i.e. rectangles with fixed width but flexible height each of which contains a string. What I want the user to be able to do is to select multiple items from this list and ...
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Moving objects into lists

I have been asked to come up with an interface for managing lists. I have a screen with two lists. One list tells me what current Wards have I have assigned and the other list tells me what Wards I ...
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Zebra Striped vs Line Separator vs Plain for a list of items? [closed]

I am designing a news site the is will list a lot of news articles in a compact space. I have tried the following 3 ways to separate the articles, and I'm wondering which is the best from a UX ...
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Displaying Long Lists of Items on Web & Mobile

What are the best UX practices for displaying quick reference long lists such as these in the image below? This page is used for quickly referencing what a user is allowed to eat on a diet. For this ...
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Integrity of "expand all" when user can expand/collapse children independently

Consider an application that displays a table (of arbitrary length) where the table is comprised of a header that includes an "expand-all/collapse-all" button, and each row in the table includes a ...
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Toggle List with Button

Let me explain what i need. In a "add new person" form, the user has the option to select the kinds of person that this new person applies... Like, this company is a customer, and is also a ...
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How important is visually indicating that ListBox items are drag-dropable in an application where not every List has this functionality?

We're building an application with various modules a great deal of which involves browses with lists of items (not unlike the list of questions here on Stack Exchange). One of the modules (thus far) ...
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Best Practice: even tab width or dynamic tab width

So this tab width is dynamic, the benefit is being able to say that perhaps all tabs will have 20px padding on either side of the label. Avoids wide tabs with small labels ( if that is a terrible ...
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Checkboxes – how to select parent only?

I have a large list of items like this: Parent 1 – Child 1.1 – Child 1.2 – Child 1.3 ... Parent 2 – Child 2.1 – Child 2.2 ... where every element has a checkbox. I want to be ...
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Mobile: Best practice for number of products in a listing?

Is there a best practice approach on the number of products listed per page on mobile? For example, when a user browses a category is it better to have fewer products listed than one might have on ...
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Is the 'Sell It' button annoying? [closed]

I am developing an android application that is about buying or selling second hand stuff around your area. The screenshot is from the list of the app and i wonder if this button will be annoying for ...
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Which element to emphasis in a list

On the site I'm working on, we have a list of buttons which make donations. We would like to promote a specific donation button so it will convey more traffic. We tends to prefer less big donations ...
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What is the preferred image size for List items in a mobile application? [closed]

First of all we are talking about a Real Estate application where the user is presented with a List full of apartments. Each list item has a Photo, Title, Price and the classic favorite icon. ...
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