8. Juli 2009

Filtering by Sorting

Das hier ist ein wirklich lesenswerter Artikel über den ich neulich gestolpert bin: The Mystery of Filtering by Sorting.

What is the difference between filtering and sorting for a search query? Any SQL developer would be happy to tell you that a sort translates to a SQL ORDER BY statement, while a SQL WHERE clause performs a filter. However, for most users of consumer-facing ecommerce applications, the difference between a sort and a filter presents a mystery they understand dimly, if at all. The distinction between sorting and filtering blurs, because of a phenomenon I’ve called filtering by sorting, which leads to all sorts of interesting search user interface implications.

Wirklich guter Artikel. Lang aber lesenswert.