25 Sep 2009 - 5:07am
6 years ago
2 replies
Janel Blattler

Preferences to show the number of items to display per page

I have noticed several threads on pagination, but no mention of saving
a user's preference for the number of items to display per page.

In our application, a user can specify the default number of items to
display per page in their application preferences.

I feel this control is too hidden to be useful, so we have recently
introduced an additional control to set the items per page at the
list level.

31 Aug 2007 - 11:21am
Stew Dean

Fix screen and more than a screen of text: Should I paginate vertically or horizontally?


This is one of those 'pattern' issues.

I'm setting out interaction styles for a TV based service and I'm
covering scenarios where there is quite a bit of text (given that
we're also saying 'the less text the better). From a usability point
of view I know I'm goig to say 'don't put text in a scrolling box'
(fine for T+Cs but not for help text or stuff you want folks to read).


The alternatives is you have 'pages' of text which, using the remote
control, you page through. So the text may be 4 pages (that's not much
text but the font size is nice and chunky).

8 Jun 2007 - 12:37pm
9 years ago
33 replies
Allison Beckwith


I have read several design patterns for pagination, and they all say
to format page links like so:

previous link, page links, next link

I am wondering if this is really the best way to organize this. I
have always thought that page links and previous/next links should be
kept separate. Like so:

page links (left aligned) previous link, next link (right

When I am moving through pages, I an either I am looking for
something in a certain page range or I just want to move through
pages in order.

15 Nov 2005 - 6:05pm
10 years ago
13 replies
Jeff Howard

Pagination vs Sortation

I'm working out the relationship between pagination and sortation and wanted to get some
feedback. Pagination has traditionally been a web paradigm, while soration has been more of
a desktop convention. As the distinction between the functionality of web apps and desktop
apps breaks down, it's possible to see both in one place. That creates some friction.

Say you're on the 2nd page of a paginated set of tabular results. Say, Books by Author. You
see Daniel Boorstin's books and decide to sort that page by publication date to see his works
in order.

14 Sep 2005 - 4:33pm
10 years ago
10 replies
Derek Andriesian

Usable pagination

do you guys know of any resources or examples of well implemented
Pagination on large sortable data sets? Thanks

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