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awarded  Critic
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Very interesting. Thanks.
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
@DA01 In most scrollbars, the ratio between thumb and bar is the same as the ratio between total content and the size of the viewport (though this often becomes skewed by there being a minimum height for the thumb). However there is no explicit visual link between thumb and viewport. Its really frustrating as without an example its hard to explain, but without an example no-one quite understands.
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Nice thinking. Yes It is a kind of magnifying glass i suppose.
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
@Gabriele That's not it, but very interesting none-the-less. Thanks.
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Thanks. That's a good example of something similar, but not the pattern I'm after. That's half the problem. I've definitely seen it before but I can't remember where.
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revised What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Ha. I was wondering what the purpose of the bar on the right of the browser window was. I've never been able to work out how to read text below the fold before. But seriously; the important part of the pattern is the way that the relationship between the content and the thumb/total content is represented graphically (by the grey polygon in my example).
Apr
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
No. The important part of this component is the fact it explicitly shows the relationship between content and bar using (in my example) a grey polygon which describes how the content is related to the thumb and total amount of content represented by the bar.
Apr
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
The important part of the component is the grey polygon drawn between bar and content that makes the relationship between the bar and the content explicit.
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
@André Sorry. I see what you mean. I suppose it could be a series of pages,
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
@André No its a continuous block of content. Probably text but could be a chart or like.
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awarded  Student
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comment Wireframing StoryBoard as an entire UX design specification (deliverables)
Definitely much better to build interactive prototypes. Use a CSS framework like blueprint and you'll get a layout together in no time. And you'll spend a lot less time documenting or explaining what something would do if it wasn't a static image.
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asked What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?