[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: Sort By Column

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Mon Apr 5 14:12:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 8:26 AM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> I think it's a fairly common interface in software (thus intuitive by way of familiarity) for columns to be sorted when they're clicked.  Forget click/ double-click.  Make a single click a toggle.  Click.  Sort Ascending.  Click.  Sort Descending.
> A tiptext via title attribute could say "click to sort column", but otherwise a simple up/down arrow or triangle in the column being sorted should suffice for visual cue.

I lean toward this perspective too. The added time for double-sorting
in some cases is probably acceptable given the massive increase in
obviousness. The feature will probably not be used often anyway: it's
important that its available when you need it, but most people will
only use it when they are doing rare site re-organization etc.

Jeremy Clarke
Code and Design | globalvoicesonline.org

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