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Chapter 21. Improving the User Experience > Creating Next-N Records Interfaces

Creating Next-N Records Interfaces

Sooner or later, you probably will run into a situation in which you need to build what we call a next-n interface. A next-n interface is used in any Web page that enables the user to view a portion of a large number of records—say, 10 or 20 at a time. You probably have seen such interfaces yourself. They are common on search engine Web sites, which might have 1,000 records to look through. Instead of showing you all 1,000 records at once, the page provides buttons or links labeled Next and Back that let you move through them in more reasonable chunks.

Advantages of Next-N Interfaces

This type of interface has a number of advantages:


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