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Clever Paging

Maybe it’s somewhat usual nowadays, but I was impressed to the tips of my fingers with a paging functionality I came across on the SourceForge.net site. The paging is those numbers below the list of items you see when, for example, looking through the results of a Google search. So the guys at SourceForge made it slightly different from the traditional approach we see everywhere.

Assuming that you have a list of 505 items, 10 items per page setting and the first page selected, you will see the following pages listed below the main items list “1 2 10 20 30 40 50 51”. Clever, huh. If you now select the page 2 then it would be “1 2 3 10 20 30 40 50 51” to give you an opportunity to jump one or several pages fore and one page back from where you are.

What is particulary amazing about it is that the functionality appears to work well both for those whole wish to review all items page by page and those who wish to briefly check the contents of the whole results set.

My sincere respect to the SF.net team! Bravo!