I had to explain to one of my colleagues that SharePoint Lists could be presented as more than just, well, lists – so here are my examples…
Normal List View
Simple – items are presented in a list with columns. It can have default sorting, or users can choose their own sorting and filtering:
You can have Grouping of results, and for the groups perform functions, such as averaging, totalling, counting, standard deviation, etc.. It’s actually quite powerful…
List and Details
This view shows a list of the item’s Titles on the left, and moving your mouse over them shows the details of the item in the right hand part of the page. Interesting, though I’ve not figured out when I’d use it yet…
The boxed view shows each item as a box containing all of the item’s details. The main idea I’ve had with this one is that it’d be good for showing contact details – it looks quite a lot like Outlook’s contacts page.
There are several other types of view, but most of these are variations on this theme. What’s a really interesting possibility is whether one could create your own View Styles… … I might have an investigate.