25 Aug 2010 - 1:06pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Bulleted lists for web page content: readability

Has anyone out there done any research on the readability of web page content that is formatted mainly with bulleted lists?

I thought I had seen some research studies on this (which I can't find now for some reason), and I know there was a move a few years back which recommended using bulleted content for quick scanability. I personally find the content more difficult to understand with all those bullets, and if it is not in a normal paragraph format.

What are your thoughts? Thanks!

11 Aug 2010 - 3:48pm
3 years ago
3 replies

"Tuning" content in a stream

I'm designing a stream/list of content that I want to allow the user to "tune" through a series of parameters: some might be boolean (toggle), some might be a place on a continuum (slider). Has anyone seen a good example of a stream or list view where the amount or type of content in the stream can be altered using something other than the obvious dropdown menu or tab options?



11 Mar 2009 - 12:57am
3 years ago
4 replies
Albert Cornelissen

Best practice for for number of items in a dropdown on a web form?

Hello everyone. This is my first post on IxDA. :) I've been
developing web applications for a few years now, and usability has
always been a priority, but I have only really started obessesing
about usability in the last year or so.

A colleague and I had a discussion about the maximum number of
elements that should be used in a (select) dropdown menu on a web

He thinks that fifteen is the maximum. Me? I'm not quite sure what
to think.

12 Mar 2007 - 2:26pm
7 years ago
9 replies

Number of search results to display

My team and I are currently designing a desktop application that
contains a search. I have been trying to find out what the magic number
is for displaying search results before the user finally gives up and
enters more criteria to narrow the results. More than likely, these
users know exactly what they are searching for and probably would not
return a list of 10,000 results, but we have decided that we wouldn't
prevent them from doing this.

Our current solution is to display "x" number of results, but inform
them that "x" was found. Does anyone know the magic #?

23 Nov 2006 - 11:18am
7 years ago
1 reply
Soo Basu

search results display

I'm working on a content site's search results page. Are there any "best
practices" regarding Search Results display?
I've read Luke W's Innovations... <>
Is there anything anyone else has used?

3 Sep 2004 - 10:16am
9 years ago
1 reply
Rao, Malini

Location of selection checkboxes on lists


I am currently working on a web application for sourcing and spend analysis
and I am toying with an issue that I thought might be interesting to open to
the forum and get input. The product uses a lot of lists and usually has
check boxes on every row with a 'select all' checkbox on the top with
associated action buttons also on top of the list. The lists so far have
been only as wide as the screen in the ideal screen resolution for which the
product is designed and the header with the action buttons always remained
in view and out of the vertical scroll area.

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