Context: let's say that a webpage has a set of panels
for individual news sources...like my.yahoo.
Problem: How to allow the user to edit the sequential
order the panels? Assume that the user successfully
navigates to the edit page.
There are 2 ways that I have seen of doing this:
(a) Provide a selection list with up and down arrows.
- my.yahoo and my.msn does this.
(b) Provide a text box next to each row, with an order
number: 10, 20, 30. To move row 30 between 10 and 20,
the user would have to change the number to 15.
Netflix does this for re-ordering a list of DVDs.
Option (a) has the WSYWIG advantage, but requires lots
of clicking in the worst case scenario.
Option (b) has fast interaction advantage, but it is