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Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action by Robert Hoekman Jr.

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Chapter 27. Getting Reorganized with Drag-and-Drop

One of the main selling points of an application designed to help you manage information is the ability to organize that information. With Dashboard HQ, users are able to create lists of links and personal notes and such, and are given complete control over what appears on the page. And since the content is 100% determined by the user, it’s vital that the user be able to organize the information in whatever manner he deems appropriate for his needs.

To accomplish this goal, we offered up the ability to create and delete modules, write notes, add bookmarks, and so on. We also offered the ability to rearrange the modules using a drag-and-drop interaction, to enable users to get things in just the ...

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