Search & Results for Superseded/Replacement orAlternative Items
30 Jan 2007 - 2:44pm
8 years ago
I recall seeing something like this when I was configuring a computer. I
had selected a piece of software at a late stage of the configuration
wizard that was not compatible with some hardware selected at an early
If I remember correctly, the system allowed me to continue with the
wizard but clearly marked the offending item as incorrect. It explained
why the conflict occurred and offered a link to the previous step. It
also indicated that I would be able to address the issue at a later
stage and, sure enough, before checkout there was a conflict resolution
Of course, I can't for the life of me remember what site this was. How
useless am I?
I'm putting together a UI that enables people to search for alternates
replacement items. The main use case is:
"I have item X - show me if it is valid. If not, show me the
Does anyone have any good examples of online (web apps) that deal with
nicely from a UI perspective?
The trick here, to me, is that the UI needs to clearly show that the
original item (the one the person searched for) is or isn't valid. If it
isn't valid, displaying the alternatives in a clear manner.
There are some other minor constraints that I'm dealing with as well...
have some information that I must display for the original part due to