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Should the pagination be reset when changing the order?

Order of data transformation As explained in Sorting a Paginated Record Set User Experience Expectation, and as illustrated there by the following order of data transformations: You can see that ...
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Should the pagination be reset when changing the order?

Keeping the page number after changing the order makes no sense. The page number is the same but the page isn't, let alone that going back or forth between pages lost the idea of coordination. What ...
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How to show the user has "grabbed" an element?

Add a drop shadow to the element so it appears pinned to the finger. Left: Material Design Components > Lists > Behavior Right: Apple Human Interface Guidelines > iOS > User Interaction > Drag and ...
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Should the pagination be reset when changing the order?

Note that there are cases when it makes sense to not reset to the page one—when there's a notion of the ‘current selected’ or focused item in the list. Examples are mostly desktop apps with emphasis ...
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What is the best way to signify parallelism and sequentialism in a vertical list?

Something like this works for me in designing workflows:
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Enabling fields in general section (at top) based on details selection (at bottom)

Knowing our natural reading order is from top to bottom and from left to right, a situation increased even more if it's about filling out a form, what you are trying to do is something totally ...
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We're getting complaints about order confirmation emails. Should we make them opt-in?

First of all does your brand has a voice? If it does, it is strongly recommended to visualize brand color inside an email to make it easily understandable for user that this is the brand that user has ...
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Can tags have hierarchy?

Well we support tag hierarchy feature in our notes manager app CintaNotes. So far it has great success with the users. However you need to be extra careful, as it the feature is not easy to implement ...
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How should I handle multilingual content in Medium Publication?

By combining the stories English speakers browsing medium may not understand the Chinese title and therefore won't click into the post, and visa versa, therefore you are loosing that traffic. I would ...
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Row-wise or column-wise ordering?

Research on eye-movement on a screen tells us that people scan the screen in a Z-like pattern (top-left->top-right, top-right->to bottom-left and then bottom-left->bottom-right) This is a rule of ...
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Building a order inventory and submitting multiple orders

You could treat this similar to an ecommerce system that has "wishlist" facility in addition to ordering using a cart system. Hence admin can add the 100 items to a wishlist. Whenever admin is ready ...
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Fling cells in table view

I prefer a more controlled approach to sorting or re-ordering. I would prefer to have different sort options, like "sort by date", "sort by name", sort by priority". The "fling" gesture looks to me ...
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Why is this ordering of buttons chosen

First part of my answer: Cancel - Run or Run - Cancel? There's always the debate on whether we should use Ok - Cancel or Cancel - Ok. In this post Rahul answered the question by stating research by ...
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How to push items to the top or bottom of the list in alphabetically sorted lists?

Many of the above suggested solutions seem overly laborious. When somebody asks for a "more elegant solution", more often than not they are not asking you to re-invent their whole thought process or ...
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Dropdown option order best practices when not using alpha sorting

How does the default value play into your ordering? What if different features default a different way? (e.g., dropdown has enable, disable for status) [...] How important do you think it is to the ...
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Can I replace drag & drop reorder with "Click to reorder"

Even tho you don't prefer, drag and drop is quite standard and widely used in apps. The most common example itunes on your phone or just about any music or video player that includes playlists, ...
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In what order should chat messages be shown?

The de-facto source of truth timestamp is the server's UTC time. Problem is, client devices are not always online - sometimes a mobile will have neither WiFi nor Network so requests are queued up. ...
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In what order should chat messages be shown?

I strongly recommend two things to preserve user sanity: Always show messages in the same order to all participants in a conversation. Never attempt to filter messages in a way that can filter them ...
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Should the pagination be reset when changing the order?

A sort order change should lead to a page reset (to one) when nothing is selected in the results list. The user has not yet shown specific interest in a particular entry. If, however, there is a ...
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Is reversing the menu order on mobile navigation a good idea?

I would say this breaks directly Consistency Usability Standard. Taken from NNgroup website: "Jakob's Law states that people spend most of their time using digital products other than yours. ...
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Best way to sort a multi-column list: Top to bottom or left to right first?

Conventionally, like in newspaper column layouts, it's top to bottom, then left to right as your colleague suggests. For your dataset, a list of countries with just 3 columns, there's going to be a ...
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Sortable Checkboxes for Ranked Options

In survey forms, selecting and ordering can be done with a series of dropddown. First dropdown: pick the 1st department among the complete list. Second dropdown: pick the 2nd department from the ...
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Sortable Checkboxes for Ranked Options

Drag and drop is a nice easy UX, depending on how many items you have and whether you need to support mobile as well as descktop. Or, how about just two lists. The list on the left gives all the ...
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Row-wise or column-wise ordering?

I agree with Shreyas' answer: horizontal grouping is more natural in general. It's the way many parts of the world read. However, the iOS emoji UI likely takes a column approach because it scrolls ...
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Order of radio button options and default option

best option for me would be: daily every 12 h every 4 h custom because: default option should stay at the top, then i would apply a logical ordering of decrease, considering "daily" means 24 h, then "...
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Is displaying tags and categories on recent posts unnecessary?

Do you have plans for anything other than desktop? Since designers have little control over viewport size, that filter bar may be need to be either minimized, or become adaptive to perhaps a ...
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Responsive design related to tiles

What is the user trying to do with this content? Start with the users priorities, which often trumps aesthetics One thing you might explore is the use of Flexbox (in context with bootstrap 4 here) for ...
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What is the best way to signify parallelism and sequentialism in a vertical list?

One option is to "group" tasks that are run in parallel. This might even be simpler and easier for users to understand if they aren't dealing with this kind of thing normally. You could do it with ...
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What is the best way to signify parallelism and sequentialism in a vertical list?

Without more context and maybe misunderstanding the question these are some ideas, I hope they are not too simplistic. An ordered list implies order: TaskA TaskB TaskC An unordered list implies no ...
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Re-ordering items on a list... Should we use drag & drop or a dropdown with a number list?

In my experience, using dropdown to indicate the position they want is not intuitive and might create UX friction. User would need to count which row they want the content to be at. For instance, if I ...
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