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

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In Excel, how do you make it clear that a pane is frozen?

I'm making a reporting application in Excel. On some sheets, I have multiple rows of header that I want to keep visible at all times. So, naturally, I'm using Excel's Freeze Panes feature to freeze ...
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Rating or Grading on touch devices (smartphones/tablets)

"tap to rate" vs "scroll to rate" There are apps and webapps that implement the "tap to rate" approach (display a number of stars, icons or grades and let the user tap on the desired value) and there ...
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Submit button on top of the long form

For example user have Options page with long form in it. The most popular options are often on the top of the form, so user is changing them and have to scroll to the bottom of the form to hit ...
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Drag n drop on touch devices

I notice that touch apps rarely make use of the "drag n drop" (dnd) idiom, and instead dragging is almost always used for scrolling. Is there a reason for this? Is it confusing or "wrong" to use dnd ...
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One page websites - do and don't

I'm about to develop one-page website. But suddenly I'm not sure this is the right solution. The content characteristics are: Contains 8 sections. The sections depend on each other: section 2, for ...
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Is an easing animation recommended for scrolling the page to the top?

Should auto-scrolling to the top (or elsewhere in the page) be done via animation, or just as a fixed anchor-link 'jump to content' option? Currently I'm using jQuery UI to animate the scrolling to ...
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Scrolling without scrollbars

I'm developing a system which will only be used by trained operators. Along the side is a live feed of new records coming in to the system, which is designed specifically to be used at fullscreen in ...
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Should I avoid using a scrolling div?

I am currently implementing a prototype of Lisa Tweedie's answer to my question about having too many checkboxes. The prototype I am building will look quite similiar to this: Problem: I am working ...
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Android - Is it a good idea to display a list of horizontally scrollable lists (shelves)?

The project I'm currently working on requires that I present a list of "shelves" to the user. These shelves need to be in a standard, vertically scrollable list, and each shelf should be scrollable ...
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Lightbox larger than viewport data

I was wondering if there is any data exists describing users' feelings towards a gallery-linked image lightbox being larger than the user's viewport--specifically vertically larger--such that the user ...
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Parallax technique on the Web: Types and Best-practices [closed]

I'm trying to gather some best-practices on how to use the parallax effect, combined with different types of uses of the technique. Here is my beginning, do you know more than me? (probably!) What am ...
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Slideable path-based breadcrumb

I want to make a path-based breadcrumb with pure css and am considering 'sliding' it when the path is too long. For example: path 1 > path 2 > path 3 > .......... > path n If the ...
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Why did google change the behaviour of the cursor keys on the search results screen?

In August 2011, Google made the following change to the search results (this is no longer default behaviour, though can still be accessed by hitting the Tab button): I use my cursor keys to move ...
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Usability Concerns with Parallax Scrolling

I work for an agency that is very parallax happy. Clients seem to love it, so we keep pushing it. My goal is to build solutions that end-users love, so I've been trying to push more user-centered ...
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If a sticky window panel is larger than the screen size, how should I display it?

I have one panel at the right where users can choose search options that is a sticky panel. However, on different screen sizes etc., if the height of this panel is higher than the screen height not ...
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Is it OK for scrolling interactions to not scroll content?

This is a general question about scrolling behavior with a trackpad or mouse. I've been discussing this with my peers, and it's become quite a debate. Our conversations are specifically about the ...
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What options do I have for variable width data, but without horizontal scrolling?

I've written a weather app for Android. Its primary screen and function shows a data table with multiple columns (e.g. temp, wind speed, wind gust, pressure, etc). A feature of my app is the ability ...
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What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?

I would like to know what this approach is called. In case my incredibly high-fidelity mockups are too confusing, what I'm after is a design that explicitly links the thumb to the viewport by ...
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To scroll down or to use thumbnails, that's the question…while building a web portfolio interface.

What is more efficient: scrolling down or opening thumbnails? Which one would respect the user's patience the most?
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Scrollable element within a scrollable element

Is it a bad idea to have a scrollable element within a scrollable element? I sometimes feel it tricky because, when I scroll with the mouse or keys, the element that I didn't intend sometimes scrolls. ...
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Help find the fastest and easiest-to-grasp approach to let a user go through a complex schedule

I want to let users view schedules on a mobile phone. Its a generic schedule of events Events can be spread across multiple days Events can be spread across multiple venues An event has a time slot ...
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How to handle very long accordions?

I have condensed a rather long list of items into an accordion so that only the titles are initially visible and the accordion expands to show the details. The list contains the main content of the ...
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Is “scrolling in reverse” a horrible idea?

I just saw the new Conduit website. It features a "reverse scrolling feature" - when you scroll down, the sidebar scrolls ups, and the other way around. This seems to me like a horrible UX idea. It's ...
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Diagonal Scrolling rationale [closed]

I m trying to find rationale for implementation of horizontal scrolling on a mobile web browser for a table. The following are the one's I could think of, if you have any other rationale in mind or ...
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When should scrolling navigation bars be employed?

A few sites have recently deployed scrolling nav bars. (Twitter is one example.) A scrolling nav bar starts at the top of the page and then follows you as you scroll down and up the page. I think ...
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What's a good UI for a “zoom” function?

I'm making a component for a webpage that will need zooming in and out at the location of the mouse cursor. The de-facto standard way I know of doing this is via Ctrl+Mousewheel... but I can't use ...
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How to improve discoverability of transient scrollbar?

Starting from Mac OS X Lion, scrollbars have been transient. That is, they disappear when your mouse stops moving. Some sites, like Facebook, even emulate this transient scrollbar for Windows users: ...
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What's a good scroll bar equivalent for a spiral script?

One of my friends is writing a fictional story about a people who use a script that is read in a spiral from the inside out. They write on long coils of flexible material, and longer texts are fed ...
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User Scrolling Issue

I have a site where I am thinking about putting an ajax "click for more results" similar to twitter, etc. But each of my results is displayed with A, B, C next to the result. I'm wondering what I ...
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Presenting flow charts diagrams in a mobile app

I am working on an app which junior doctors will use for clinical pathways, these clinical pathways are currently presented as flow chart diagrams which I'm not too keen on. I think there's a better ...
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Does pagination make the impression that there is more content than when it is displayed all at once?

Does pagination make the impression that there is more content than when it is displayed all at once? Note that this is not the regular "Is pagination better than scrolling?" question. I'm only ...
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Is infinite scrolling justifiable?

Recently I've noticed a new trend in user interfaces. Facebook and Twitter do this, and I've come across it on other random, less famous sites. However, to keep things simple, I'll just use Facebook ...
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How many items in a carousel should be shown to the user at a glance?

Is there any recommendation or best practice? The context is that of a web application running on desktops. The number of items is variable ranging from 4 to around 10.
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Web App on PC & Tablet - Tablet cue for scrollable panel?

I have a web app that's meant to be targeted to both PC and tablet users. The app has two main "panes" side-by-side (a map and a legend, effectively), and I'm finding that the "scrollability" (did I ...
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Page fold: myth or reality?

Do users scroll? I read a blog published last year from CX partners that suggests that you do not need to worry about the page fold at all and that users scroll. Although they give valid points and ...
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Why do some patterns flicker in strange colors while scrolling? [closed]

This image (source: Guardian Business) exhibits strange behavior when scrolling on some browsers. At 100% in Safari (on OS X on an LCD display), it flickers red when scrolling; at some zoom levels it ...
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Does a URL fragment identifier have a bad effect on user experience?

In this link from CSS-Tricks, it's claimed that using the hash sign in a URL for linkablity purposes is not a good idea, because browsers will scroll to the item which has its id mentioned in the ...
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how to display long text on mobile website

I trying to display a 2 page long page in a mobile website, i tried text area option but the scroll bars are not getting displayed in iphone mobile web. What are the ways you can think of for ...
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Is there any research to confirm whether “classic” scrolling or OS X Lion's scrolling style is “better”?

...or scrolling the content vs. scrolling the window (video for Apple's "natural scrolling") I'm a happy Lion user now and (as many of us know) by default, the scrolling mechanism is reversed. The ...
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How to pan a panel in C# WinForms?

The panel has horizontal and vertical scrollbars and I'm trying to implement a way to pan the panel without using the scrollwheel because most people only have a vertical scroller. Initially I was ...
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What affords scrolling?

Besides the obvious: Scrollbar Touch interfaces (especially mobile ones) A sign saying "You can scroll here you know!" This for a desktop application.
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Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider

I'm used to scrolling being thrice as effective as arrowkeys in Firefox. I want to give the ability to quickly and roughly adjust values by hovering over the slider and using the scrollwheel. Finest ...
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Most common ways users scroll a website

Are there any studies that show the percent usage of the following techniques for scrolling a long web page? Mouse scroll wheel Up/Down arrow key Page Up / Page Down | Home / End keys Dragging ...
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Scroll function in a map layer control

I'm currently working in a project where we're building an application with a map as an important component. In the map there's a layer control with map layers grouped in to different categories. As ...
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iPhone & Mobile Web: Pagination vs. Load more vs. Scrolling

We're working on a iPhone app and mobile website with search results loaded from the web. Several sorting options are available, every result has a photo. There are potentially hundreds of results. I ...
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In what situations would pagination be perferable over scrolling on the iPhone?

In the case of displaying blocks of text I know that the majority of applications on the iPhone support scrolling. Notable exceptions are ebook apps like iBooks and the Kindle app. Is the decision ...
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Should Twitter's official clients invert the scroll direction on some screens?

Twitter's official clients on some platforms (iOS, OSX) invert the scroll direction when reading DMs and @replies from a specific person. Is this the best UX in your opinion, or is it just confusing? ...
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Long scrolling form or 3 compact pages?

I have a form with three sections, each with about a dozen fields: General Product Information Product Details Shipping Options Should I place all sections on a single page (thereby forcing the ...
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What reasons are there to not break a web applications default scrolling mechanism?

on the project I am working on, they want the web application to have the header, sidebar and footer remain fixed in the browser. So only the content area will scroll. I don't think this is a good ...
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When should stepping through a list wrap around?

Given a list of items (messages in an email reader, tracks in a music library, options in a menu) that can be stepped through with arrow keys, when is it appropriate for scrolling to wrap around when ...