Pagination is an important design element. Whether we talk about desktop, mobile or web based systems, pagination is needed to navigate content that is displayed on multiple pages.
Below is a collection of creative pagination styles that can be used while designing an app or site.
1. Highlight Selected Link
The selected link is highlighted to make it prominent among a set of links.
A change in color displays the selected link different than other links. Darin
2. Large Number of Links
A large number of links cannot be placed in a pagination control due to limitation of available space.
3. Custom Input
User can provide a link label as input to go directly to that link.
4. Next and Previous Links
Next and Previous links are used to navigate between links in addition to clicking a link itself.
5. Dots Only
At times, when there are lesser number of pagination links, dots can be used instead of labels.
6. Twelve in One
There can be various ways to provide pagination options.
Pagination is a user interaction control that needs to design carefully. The purpose is to provide user a good experience when he is navigating the content using this control. The given collection of styles can be used while designing pagination experience for your site/app.