New MacPorts ports database site

Fred Wright fw at
Sat Aug 24 03:02:08 UTC 2019

On Fri, 23 Aug 2019, Chris Jones wrote:
> On 23/08/2019 10:54 am, Dmitri Zaitsev wrote:
>>  I find the list of hundreds qt53-* with (nearly) identical description
>>  overwhelming and the grouping doesn't seem to work for them either.
>>  The breadcrumb numbers at the top give me no clue where to click next to
>>  skip that long list and 83 pages to click through feels quite frustrating
>>  :)
>>  I generally prefer infinite scrolls, where I can quickly scroll all the
>>  way down and then locate the keywords by search. There had been few ux
>>  designer blogs in the past in support of paginations, whose arguments I
>>  never understood, but they seem to be largely gone by now.
> I don't think making the number per page 'infinite' is a good idea, certainly 
> not as the default/only option.
> What would be nice is to make the number per page, currently 100, selectable 
> by the user. Perhaps then offer 'large number' as an option. But the default 
> should be relatively small to prevent potential browser overloading....

I expect that what he was referring to is the arrangement that some 
websites use where the page is sized dynamically in response to scrolling. 
Though the naive implementation is nonfunctional if Javascript is 
disabled, which isn't ideal.

Fred Wright

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