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Instead of asking "why shouldn't I?", ask "why should I?". Currently the de-facto standard is to put the timeline at the bottom. Changing this will cause mental friction, so you've got to have a good reason not to follow standards. If you have a good enough reason, then yes, maybe, maybe, move it up. But consider alternative solutions first. Why do you ...


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I just don't see much benefit, while the downside is significant. As for the benefits you mention: The point about obscuring subtitles seems quite minor to me. Typically when using the navigation, the user is necessarily distracted from the video content, anyway. Update: some people have pushed back about obscuring content. However, if the user needs to ...


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The top of panels is usually reserved for controls over the panel itself, not the content of the panel. For instance, in your example you have the Full Screen icon in the top-right, which at a glance is strikingly similar to the close 'X' icon that would dismiss the panel altogether. Also, out of context it's hard to tell whether it'd work. As a single ...


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I think we need to give this a fair chance. Interaction patterns evolve over a period of time. There is no steadfast rule that clicking a video should make it play / pause as opposed to making it go full screen. It's just what we are used to so far. As long as the user indicates an intent to play the video, Facebook can make a choice as to how they want ...



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