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This will prevent you from scrolling easily all the way down a page. As you use the wheel to scroll, eventually one of the text fields will fall underneath the mouse cursor. At that point, the vertical scrolling will stop, and the horizontal scrolling will begin. You'd have to move the mouse away from the text area to resume scrolling down. I've seen ...
Don't do it Following this same logic, iOS puts major application areas at the bottom of the screen. People have learned it (those iOS folks are pretty committed), but it works against the way your brain wants to scan information. Consider this simple structural outline. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups ^ Lame.
If you have so much data, why wouldn't you want to use both methods? Facebook does this really well in their documentations. You can click the link on the side to scroll to the content. This gives you the visibility and also the certainty you want. Facebook example, as shown below:
Which is a better UX principle in case of in a data intense website? It depends on a use case... Tabs The primary goal of the module tabs UI pattern is to permit users to view a group of related data one at a time, which in turn allows designers to modularize this group of information in a compacted manner, saving valuable screen real estate. In this ...
This is a persisting problem and it's aggrevating with the new trend to remove the scrollbars. I have seen users having troubles even recognising scrollability in the presense of scrollbars, let alone without them. Making an item disappear partially is a nice idea but it seems it relies on luck (if the list item fits just on the page, there is no clue at ...
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