Questions tagged [pagination]

Pagination refers to the splitting of information across multiple pages and the related navigation control.

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Why does Google still use paging instead of progressive loading?

As a designer I believe "Page system" is less efficient than progressive loading inside a single page. However it is still widely used on many websites including Google’s search results. Maybe there ...
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Is there a point to paginating articles online?

Is it better to paginate a long article or show the entire article on one page? The following is a side-by-side of the same article. On the left is page one with navigation and on the right is the ...
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Fibonacci pagination

Today I stumbled upon this pagination concept and I found it fascinating: Fibonacci-based Pagination Concept. It's actually an old shot but it made me think as I'll need to paginate some content in ...
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Infinite scroll vs Pagination in E-commerce websites

Infinite scroll has been around for a while now, however I have not seen infinite scroll being implemented on any successful or well known e-commerce sites. Does anyone know of any e-commerce sites ...
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Regular pagination vs. infinite scroll

I'm currently making a dating site, my choice for pagination is between the traditional: [<< Prev] [1] [2] [3] [Next >>] vs [ Load More ] The 2nd is the "load more" bar or button that ...
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What to do with the “last” button in pagination?

A large number of lists and search result pages use First and Last links, sometimes styled as << and >>. In most cases, the Last button is also the far right one, which seems to be regarded as ...
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Is scrolling better than clicking to reveal more content?

Which is faster? Scrolling down or clicking a button to reveal more content? Currently, our site requires clicking of page numbers to reveal more content. We have 9 channels per page, which fits on ...
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When your page has no results, what do you show?

I am paginating a data table and have different views in my application where each view has its own rows. Some views may have data, some may not. Showing 1-0 of 0 Page 1 of 0 is what I am showing ...
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Which direction indicates newer/older?

So I'm reading some blogs and I get to the bottom of the page when I see a graphic similar to this: << Newer Posts Older Posts >> This makes sense to me. But then, quite often, ...
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When is endless paging appropriate?

When is it appropriate to use endless paging in a web application (e.g. auto load or a "see more" link)? Examples Google Reader Facebook This also creates a few issues for the user: Returning to ...
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Tab Overflow: What to do when I run out of space for yearly tabs?

I have page that lists previous recipients of an award, with tabs separating each year's winners. Every year there are forty recipients. The recipient's name is listed, along with his or her job ...
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Is infinite scrolling justifiable?

Recently I've noticed a new trend in user interfaces. Facebook and Twitter do this, and I've come across it on other random, less famous sites. However, to keep things simple, I'll just use Facebook ...
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Best approach to update all entries in a list that is paginated?

I have a list which is paginated in a webpage. It also has a function to select the number of entries per page. A bulk update on all is required. What would be the best approach to this? My concern ...
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Pagination: what do you need the “last page” button for?

A pagination sometimes includes first / last buttons like so: <<first < prev 1 2 3 ... 9 next > last>> I can understand the “first” button, because, well it quite makes sense ...
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Should angle quotation marks be used as arrows?

Angle quotes (a.k.a. guillemets) are often used as arrows in pagination and such. For example, this image is from a pagination example on Bootstrap's site: As a native U.S. English speaker, these ...
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Pagination Best Practice [closed]

I am not sure on the best way to handle some pagination I need to perform on a table that could potentially get very big (5,000 rows plus). My first question is should the amount of rows shown per ...
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Pagination: Let the user choose how many items are shown per page?

Does it make sense to let the user chose how many items are shown per page? Or does it make sense under certain circumstances? When? When not? This is how some big websites handle it: Google: Used ...
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Symbol for “Swipe Left” [closed]

I'm working on an app that displays a list of ten items (text items) on the screen at a time. If there are more than ten items, the user should be able to "swipe" from right to left to see the next 10,...
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Should I use regular pagination or infinite scroll in this case?

I code a website which is online classifieds similar to craigslist. We are working on the pagination for the list of classified ads and we use regular pagination. Is there any reason to use infinite ...
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When is it better to paginate and not to paginate?

I've heard some people say that if you have a long document you should break it into relatively short pages. Others (including the curmudgeon Jakob Nielsen) say that pagination is common practice but ...
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how should the “select all” select when paginating elements

Suppose I have a list of 100+ pieces of data that I'm displaying in a table that's paginating 40 elements per page. Each row has 'select' checkbox that enables the user to select/unselect an ...
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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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Pagination - a thing of the past? [closed]

This article on pagination left me with mixed feelings. Is pagination always a usability issue? Should more sites utilise the 'endless page'? Who's got it right? Twitter? Bing images? Someone else?...
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Is 10 search results per page the best?

When there are a lot of search results they often are paginated. Most search engines I know show 10 results per page. I guess this was born out of an easy technical solution or habit. But I don't know ...
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New Style of Pagination Pattern

I was looking at a few of the huge ecommerce sites, and how they handle pagination. Asos Amazon I've shown how Asos and Amazon handle it above. This pagination works okay if there are 5 or so pages,...
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How do I elegantly limit text area input by size not by character count.

I am building a web app that requires user input of text and images to be placed on a PDF page which will later be printed as a letter. This page will have a specified area for text and a specified ...
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Alternative for circles page indicator for many pages?

What's a good alternative for indicating that the user can swipe across the screen to get the next/previous item and/or showing the current position, considering that there are many pages (usually ...
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iPhone & Mobile Web: Pagination vs. Load more vs. Scrolling

We're working on a iPhone app and mobile website with search results loaded from the web. Several sorting options are available, every result has a photo. There are potentially hundreds of results. I ...
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Should pagination be persistent across page requests?

I'm working on a site that has several widgets with pagination. My design allows for me to make the current page persist across requests if I want it to for each individual widget. So, if I'm on ...
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Pagination urls

Currently considering a couple different URL schemes for pagination: /blog/ -> First result page /blog/1/ -> First result page /blog/2/ -> Second result page Another ...
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Design suggestion for pagination with a large number of pages.

I have a CMS site with Content Library where on pagination I show all the contents with pagination with each page showing 10 links. like. <<First <<previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next>&...
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How to handle pagination in lists that autoupdate

My current project is a running system that I've been tasked with improving. The user task is monitoring and adding information, when for example somebody calls on the phone with news. There are ...
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Long scrolling form or 3 compact pages?

I have a form with three sections, each with about a dozen fields: General Product Information Product Details Shipping Options Should I place all sections on a single page (thereby forcing the user ...
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How can I display forum paging on a mobile UI in a more pleasant way?

I am having a problem trying to find out how to display the page numbers on a forum in a pleasant way. Please look at the picture below: As the picture shows, the page numbers appear to the right of ...
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Which page should we go to after results are deleted?

I have a list of users shown in a paginated fashion and need to determine how to handle these two scenarios: Scenario 1 41 users, 10 users per page - There will be 5 pages and the 5th page will ...
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Should the pagination widget be shown when there is only 1 page?

I am building a social network web application. When a user visits a profile, he can visit a page that contains a list of the profile's friends. That page is paginated with a simple pagination widget ...
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Should pagination be capped in web app search results?

Search results can be a funky thing to design sometimes when it comes to the value of results for a user. IN this Web App I am helping build, the global search bar, when searched, can lists results ...
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What's the best way to display hierarchical tabular data (parent/child relationship) while allowing both pagination and search?

I've run into a brick wall while trying to come up with a suitable tabular user interface for showing hierarchical data in a table while at the same time including a search interface and pagination. ...
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Does it matter if Pagination controls are Left, Centered, or Right-Justified?

Should Pagination Be Left, Centered, or Right-Justified? Does it matter? Any usability studies? We are redesigning our pagination to be more usable. In the process a question came up of where to ...
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In what situations would pagination be perferable over scrolling on the iPhone?

In the case of displaying blocks of text I know that the majority of applications on the iPhone support scrolling. Notable exceptions are ebook apps like iBooks and the Kindle app. Is the decision ...
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Best table pagination pattern for a mobile browser experience

The dominant UI pattern for pagination involves a list of numbers. << First < Prev 1... 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...27 Next > Last >> sometimes including a "+10" link, and/or a "jump to" ...
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How to avoid pagination when an items list is very large (Webapp)?

We have a web application for correcting automatically-detected mistakes in translation documents. Those are split into sentences and their amount can be up to hundred thousands (its not even closely ...
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With infinite scrolling/pagination, how should I handle the user loading page 2, but there being new content on page 1?

Say we're looking at a website like Reddit or Facebook where there's infinite scrolling involved, and things aren't necessarily sorted by time, but are sorted by some relevance factor that decides the ...
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How to show pagination “go to page” text box?

I want my users to be able to type in a page number in the pagination control on the bottom of the page. If they want to go to page 200 in the below example without this control it would take forever ...
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How to paginate alphabetically grouped items?

I am in the process of creating an interface for browsing contacts in a CRM. I have the contacts displayed in alphabetical groups. like so: A------------------------------ Andrew Bloggs ...
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Paging buttons position – Top, Bottom or both?

The question is on where to place the paging buttons on a catalog page. We have some basic choices here. Only on bottom. Both on bottom and on the top. The obvious argument to place it only on the ...
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What is your most preferred method of site pagination? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pagination Best Practice There seem to be quite a few implementations of this feature. Some sites like like Stackexchange have it laid out like this: [1][2][3][4][5] ... [954]...
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Android tablet app pagination

I got an tablet app, and I'm facing a usability issue, I got several people who never had seen the app, and put them to test it, some already had smartphone/tablet experiences, and some not. The app ...
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Why are “previous” and “next” buttons so often “switched?”

In many UIs, there is a list of items that each have a time stamp, for example a list of news stories or e-mails. When there are many items or only one item is displayed at a time, it could be a ...
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How much should we show if the user clicks the end of a long list of pages?

Let me give you example of what I mean by a long list of pages: So when you click 19 it has to determine how many new pages to show and how many old pages not to show. For example: How many new ...