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comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
There are two things I'd like to ask. (1) Why would you zoom on a tablet such as an iPad, especially when the whole web page fits in quite well on the large screen? (2) Okay, lets consider that some people are only comfortable at a certain font-size, and therefore zoom-in. Unless you zoom-in a lot, the fixed navbar doesn't seem like a problem on a tablet. (3) I'd agree that zooming would be a problem on smartphones. But in most cases, people who use a smartphone to browse the web on a smartphone don't have to zoom-in (esp. since content has already adapted to the phone's layout).
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comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
Good one, makes sense!
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comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
@JonW Here mobile = smartphone, where (in general) the minimum resolution is 320x480 pixels. A < 30 pixel navbar doesn't feel that obtrusive. IMO a fixed navbar feels more natural on touch devices than on desktops. Anyway, this is just what I think.
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comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
@mauris provided the reason enough to stick with fixed-position navbars, so I am marking it as the answer. Any input is still welcome as I'll continue to watch this question.
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comment What's the reason behind fixed (position) navbars?
Right... this is especially true with pages that have infinite scroll enabled + very useful on mobile devices where you'd have to swipe your way up.
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comment Is it bad ux if images on a web page are 'longer' than user's screen size?
Good answer, different angle to look at the issue. Made me think. Thanks!
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