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in kinetic displays, scrolling is sliding text, images or video across a monitor or display

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Maximun number of page scrolls (or swipes) on mobile website

I'm trying to find some numbers / data / studies / testing that uncovers the maximum number of scrolls (swipes) that should be used on a mobile site in determining page length. I know the typical best ...
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Best way to indicate a new cycle (of a set of actions)

I'm building a feature where the user is asked to send customized messages to their friends. The process involves two steps: Selecting a friend (will have autocomplete / suggestions) Selecting ...
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Best way to divvy up screen space in pictorial article mobile app?

I'm working on an iPhone app that gives users access to image-heavy articles. We want to showcase the images--they're like the bread and butter of the app, so we're opting for a kind of scrolling ...
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When is horizontal-scrolling ok? [duplicate]

Here's a picture of my site: Now, ignoring the "erased" stuff, is there any way I can make this interface be reasonable? It will never fit on the screen no matter what I do, even if I go to 2 lines ...
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Should Carousels auto-scroll?

I am redesigning a portfolio site and a suggestion was given that we should use a carousel to show featured works. This would allow us the flexibility to define as many featured works as needed. ...
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Keyboard hiding lower buttons on small Android screens

I have a application (Android) which have scroll activity form. On which there is a button for next screen (lowest of scroll). It's looking fine on large screens of android devices. But keyboard hides ...
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Research on scrolling within modal (web)? pros/cons?

From a web UI perspective, is there any research or defined best practices in regards to scrolling within a modal window? Please provide specific links, studies, etc. I am of the school that a modal ...
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Effect for smooth scrolling over slider/carousel

What is this effect called? http://ruudvaneijk.nl/ when you scroll down you see it scrolls a bit over the slider on the top. I searched the internet for half an hour but could not find how it's ...
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Alternatives to scrolling to display long text? [duplicate]

As you can see on the picture below, my text is displayed within a 'relatively small' DIV. Currently users have the possibility to scroll down within the DIV to read the full text but I don't really ...
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How to hint that there's more beyond what you see in a scroll view?

I'm developing an (iOS) app that mainly consists of a UIScrollView. The view is paged and the scroll bar turned off, so currently there is nothing to indicate to the user that they can scroll down and ...
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How should horizontal scrolling be handled?

In this example, horizontal scrolling is handled with vertical scrolling. My question is: is this a good practice for handling horizontal scrolling in desktops? Is there a better way or horizontal ...
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Navigating backwards in Miller Columns

I've got a set of Miller Columns on a web application that could be wider than the page width. So this means the first level of the hierarchy might not be visible anymore. What's the most effective ...
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Using scrolling up from pageload to reveal additional content

There are certain sites have a pattern where the page loads, and then if a user scrolls up, additional content is presented. I know that NBCNews.com does this with certain pages, and I've been told ...
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When do you apply a persistent navigation - is there a minimum page length?

We have pages where it is a very long list of products (often using infinite scrolling), which a persistent navigation would be a very useful device. However, what about shorter pages that are long ...
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What is a name for this “plate” scrolling functionality?

The Google Ventures website at http://www.googleventures.com/ has interesting functionality -- when you scroll down the page, the upper "masthead" stays fixed to the window but is slowly covered up by ...
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Should scrolling in a textbox overflow to scrolling a page?

When entering long sections of text into a textbox in a browser (such as when using gmail or a site like this) we can scroll within that textbox, which is as it should be. However, the behaviour of ...
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Does Apple recommend a minimum table view height?

I know Apple has certain minimum sizes for things like font no smaller than 13pt. I was wondering if they had a spec (maybe in their HIG) for minimum table view height. I have a design with a short ...
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What are some alternative design patterns I can use in this case?

I'm working on a magazine-style website which has a fluid two-column box centered in the middle of the screen (think of this as the spread of a magazine). The left column contains an image and the ...
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Should scrolling be disabled when there are no items to scroll to?

Assume a horizontal scrollview is being populated with 2 views, leaving 80% of the scroller empty. Should scrolling be disabled? Allowing the user to scroll makes the 2 views move without a purpose.
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Scroll in a dialogue overlay (lightbox)

I have been asked to redesign some existing dialogue overlays, which have a lot of options within them. So many in fact, that they're using both vertical tabs and a scrollbar to manage the volume of ...
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Product frontpage content - tab solution versus scrolling [duplicate]

For a payment related project I want to create a product page. Example: Paymill.com uses a combination of tabs and scrollable content on their front page. Question: Is it better to have an only tab ...
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How to effectively paginate many objects

We used to have a table interface which showed 1-10 on load and had the pages listed all the way from 2, 3, 4, ... n. We would like to re-design this interface to support scrolling of objects much ...
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Drag-scroll (iOS-like flicker) and text selection

I am thinking of adding drag-scroll function for a mouse (aka iOS-like flicker) on a textarea by using some jQuery library, where I also want to allow selection of the text with mouse drag. As they ...
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Why are nested elements scrolled to the opposite direction?

My question is about scrolling conventions, and spatial scroll conventions in general (even here it's only horizontal, but same applies for vertical scrolling). Looking at the below mockup, why is it ...
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Scrolling inside overlay or on the whole page

I have this web-app that has mostly web pages with search results (such as google is), so there's scrolling normally. But I have this scenario that you can open an overlay that shows additional ...
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Is there any good reason why I shouldn't make some mobile app parts sticky?

What are the downsides of making that part with column-chart sticky (Always positioned to the top even when bottom part is scrolled down)? Haven't met that kind of solution in any mobile app before. ...
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Pagination vs Scroll in is iOS apps (ecommerce) [duplicate]

Do you have any detailed study on expected navigation patterns in iOS applications, especially in ecommerce apps? We are designing a photo shoot & order application and I would like to get to ...
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minimalistic top navigation + huge footer = winning combination?

Ive seen a lot of very successful sites of big companies like mailchimp and others with minimalistic top navigations consisting of 3-5 buttons, but big footers where detailed navigation is located. ...
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Touchscreen: Select small zones from a huge scrollable image

My app lets the user take a picture of a sheet of paper, then select a block of 2-3 words, then another block. The user must be able to clearly read the (potentially tiny) written words, so she will ...
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What are advantages and disadvantages of MagicScroll?

Richard Wallis proposed a new way of scrolling called MagicScroll. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this method?
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Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?

I've noticed an inconsistency with controls responding to scroll input. Different OSs (and even different programs within the same OS) behave differently. Here's the scenario:- Imagine you have two ...
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Would adding horizontal scrolling to Facebook profiles be a good idea?

I saw these designs by Fred Nerby. He proposed adding horizontal scrolling to Facebook profiles. Is this good UI?
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Why do webpages scroll vertically instead of horizontally?

It is a common convention that webpages scroll up and down instead of right to left, but all printed material that's not written on rolls of toilet paper 'scrolls' horizontally. Why did the web break ...
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Is it good for user to auto-hide scroll?

The scroll bar is hidden on MacBook if the user doesn't move the mouse for some time. This pattern is also used in other devices too, for example Android devices. The scroll bar does not take much ...
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Forcing the user to view the entire disclosure before continuing on a kiosk

For a KIOSK application, the user is required to view the entire disclosure before they are allowed to continue. This is a legal requirement, the legal team also turned down an 'I agree' checkbox. We ...
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Should I use dynamic fast scroll on an Android application?

I'm developing an app on the Android platform and the main UI component used is a ListView. Now, in my case, this ListView may contain a huge amount of items (depending on the user) so with that in ...
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Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?

Surely these days users are either using touch devices to scroll with gestures or are dragging the thumb of the scrollbar or clicking inside the track. Would it be a bad idea to remove the arrow ...
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Have the attitude changed the last ten years on horizontal scrolling on web sites?

Often cited usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote the article “Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes in 2002” and placed on no 3 Horizontal Scrolling as a Web Design mistake with the motivation: Users hate ...
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“Back to Top” alternate wording?

Seems that a "Back to Top" button is helpful and useful — especially for mobile sites. However, on websites that want to come across as "classy", it may sound a little primitive. Personally, I ...
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How to handle history events from scolling and other in-page events

On a website that has several sections and subsections on one page, I was thinking about implementing scrolling to a new section as a new browser history event. The main reasoning for doing so is to ...
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Name of this semi ubiquitous pattern in Google Now search field?

With Android JellyBean, Google introduced Google Now, which is a fantastic addition in itself as far as I'm concerned. One interesting feature usability wise, something that dmh pointed out in a ...
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Native-style scrolling on mobile devices

What does native scrolling refer to on mobile platforms and tablets ? Does it refer to the inertia feel of a scrolling list ? The ability to pull down the list for refresh ? Or both. I'm having a hard ...
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What are the pros and cons of mixing horizontal scrolling with vertical scrolling?

I'm working on a new site for a company. We are working on a new concept for them, using horizontal and vertical scrolling. We know that the users that interact with the sites are advanced users so a ...
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Heatmap vs Scrollmap

I have run a small test (1,000 views, ~650 clicks) for a homepage of a site using CrazyEgg. Of all the clicked areas, the "2" and "Next" from the only pagination buttons right at the bottom of the ...
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Best practices for scrolling and navigation on touch interfaces: horizontal vs vertical

It's well known that on traditional (mouse/keyboard) interfaces horizontal scrolling goes against user expectations, however in touch devices the matter is not so clear. Are there any best practices, ...
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Is scrolling acceptable in dashboard design?

I am designing a Business dashboard (Financial Product). All info is reachable in a single scroll and primary insights are visible without scroll. As some information below the fold the customer ...
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scrolling gantt experience

I've got a webpage with a fairly small window containing a Gantt chart timeline. As to not completely overload the user with all the items in the Gantt, it only shows the four items most relevant to ...
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Horizontal scrolling of a small area on a desktop website

It seems that a new design patterns is becoming more popular in mobile apps. If you look at the latest release of the App Store they use a horizontal swipe pattern in order to navigate through various ...
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Iphone app test scrolling

I’m designing a test for an iphone and android app. The test consists of 10 questions. Each question has 3 answers, A,B and C. The length of the question and the answers are variable and pulled ...
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Research on continuously animating list panel content

I am trying to find evidence for or against automatically scrolling (animating) panel content. Please open this Axure prototype to see exactly what I am talking about. http://share.axure.com/5287A1 ...