I was wondering if people had favorite RIA filtering examples long lists.
In particular, I want some ideas for filtering large lists based on
several attributes where the attributes have different characteristis.
For instance, a filter might include date parameters (which use a
calendar widget), states (in a drop down or some other selection
mechanism), and a status (which could have 5 states).
One of my favorite 2.0 filter examples is kayak.com. Do a search for a
flight. On the results page it presents all the search criteria as
filters, and the list dynamically updates based on the changes you make
to your filters.
Hope this helps.
>>I was wondering if people had favorite RIA filtering examples long
Take a look at www.Endless.com
Clicking on one of the categories on top (Women's, Men's, Kid's, etc)
Will take you to a page that allows for filtering based upon different
factors on the left(Brand, Color, Size, Price, etc.)
That's a pretty neat set of filters, and the only thing that's awkward is that the price-range slider really needs to be (roughly) logarithmic instead of linear because most of the products are really grouped within a tiny span of the control. One wants as much discrimination in selecting for products between 50-75 dollars as between 300-400 dollars. Otherwise that's one nifty way to manage a filter. Actually, as I experiment with it, I see that there really aren't enough products returned to justify fine-tuning it, but if there were thousands and thousands then the granularity ought to be refined. Nice and intuitive, though, if one isn't too picky.
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Clicking on one of the categories on top (Women's, Men's, Kid's, etc) Will take you to a page that allows for filtering based upon different factors on the left(Brand, Color, Size, Price, etc.) ________________________________________________________________
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> One of my favorite 2.0 filter examples is kayak.com.
Of course, no one ever notices the filters (because the're in the
sidebar where no one would look for them), and they hate waiting two
minutes for all the results to load, but that's a different story. ;)