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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 ...
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How to indicate container is scrollable without scroll bars

In Android I'm trying to work out a way to indicate to the user that a container can be scrolled. I'm not a fan of scroll bars and usually turn them off for all containers but would enable the fading ...
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Floating submit/cancel buttons

I have a form in the system I am currently working on which loads in a dialogue window within the system. The form is about 3 times the length of the window it shows in, which obviously scrolls. I ...
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What control flow can replace vertical (or horizontal) scrolling lists?

Assume a list (timeline) like you have in a mobile app like Path, Google+ or Facebook. The list is heterogeneous, the list items may be photos links (expanded snippets) texts (status updates) and ...
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Why are most lightbox galleries on the Web using a previous/next paradigm, instead of a vertical scrolling?

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The computer mouse allows to easily scroll vertically, so why are most of the standalone image viewers (lightboxes, etc..) ...
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Grid and in-line editing

I am developing an application where I have a header and a list of lines. The dilemma I am having is how to display an interface where the user can edit multiple lines at the same time in a ...
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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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Multiple forms on a single screen

I have about 5 sets of forms to be filled up by the user, one by one. Most of the fields in these set of forms are mandatory so it is obvious that the user has to check out all these 5 forms. Now I ...
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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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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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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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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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Should users be forced into a responsive design (without the ability to opt out)?

There is nothing worse than getting automatically redirected to a mobile version of a site, and not having (or not easily finding) a "view normal site" link. It's not just that the mobile site is a ...
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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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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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Why did scrolling vertically became a pattern?

Why do most of today's websites, especially news and blogs, use mostly vertical scrolling? Also why has it become a pattern, that the more you scroll down you find older material, rather than ...
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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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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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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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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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Scrolling vs. Pagination for a Mobile Order Form

Ok here is my windows mobile application for ordering system. As client requested i added a next page button (the button after the +). This turns a page with preferences of a product. However most of ...
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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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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 the appropriate scrolling deceleration behavior?

I am implementing a list view on a touch screen. I want to implement iPhone-like behavior, where you can scroll through the list by dragging any part of the list with your finger. The hard part is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...