Master-Detail page strategies for social media web site

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am currently creating a social media web site similar to a facebook concept.  I have several screens where a user can enter a variable number of records but I will also need to display the records in a way that makes sense to the user.  Typically, I would have one screen where the user user can select the record they would like to edit in a datagrid format and a page containing a webform where the user can edit the record.  In the social media realm, would this come off as too bland?  Is there a more modern way to handle this scenario?  I have not seen too many sites break out of the datagrid mold.  Could someone please provide example sites that implement this in a more modern and fresh look?
Question by:rawcoder
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    have you got a graphic of a mock up of the main page? You could always use silverlight or flash.
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    If you haven't seen it elsewhere, why do you think others are doing it?

    Data grids are prevalent because they work and are reasonably intuitive.

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