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The best example I've seen for this kind of demonstration comes from Bret Victor: http://worrydream.com/#!/LearnableProgramming http://worrydream.com/LadderOfAbstraction/ Both pages are rather long, but as you read through the articles there are many cool examples that have inline videos and interactive graphics that you can scrub through to see the cause ...


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Start by questioning the design requirements, for example: - What is the intended purpose of the documentation page? - What is the desired outcome. I think having back to the top button only masks information architecture issues and lays the burden of dealing with complex content on the user. A more structural solution would be to focus on ...


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Both work, but it's more important to make sure that the top of the page is visually clear Let's look at what happens when the user hits the home or scroll to top button: The screen changes (either by scrolling or by jump). This is going to be cognitively disruptive for long documents, whether you scroll or jump: the user will still be confronted with a ...


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This is not about fancy "cinematic effects" or decoration. The animation actually serves the purpose of telling the user, that he or she is returning to a previous section of the document, thereby counteracting attention blindness and preventing confusion, especially in the case of the user accidentally clicking the back to top button. So yes, animate.


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It is a good question. If the size or length of the page is very long then don't use immediate transition from bottom to top. Instead provide page breakups like jump to title1, title2 etc. If the length of page is not really long then you can go with the transition but some subtle animation. It should be immediate change for a user.


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Never use an abrupt change on the layout. Instead, use a transition to avoid confusing the user in case of accidentally touching the "scroll to top" button. And same goes for any other action performed on your page/app: some mild transition helps the user understand there's a change in what he was seeing. Now, for long documentation pages, instead of a ...


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The Home key gets you to the top of the page. The only time I've found a "Go to top" button useful is on infinitely scrolling web pages where some cleanup is done when you click the button. If you do implement it, have it collect some stats, see how many people actually use it. I would be surprised if many do. Jump vs Scroll A smooth scroll can provide a ...



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