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I have been working on a project in which users will be able to submit their articles.

Currently I have been testing on classic stories and here is a sample on website.

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Currently I have put demo upvote/downvote button in footer and pagination comes when user reaches the end of the page. I also need to include share button.

Should I put pagination, upvote/downvote, and share on the footer

Should I remove pagination and use infinite scroll? But in that case it will be difficult for users to reach on a page of a long article?

What should be right way for better user experience?

  • Do not add up / down buttons below pagibation. You can move your pagination bottom or right side and add up /down vote button between pagivation and artical. – Shivam Pandya Aug 9 '17 at 5:34
  • @ShivamPandya : Can you show some example for that? – Abhijeet Panwar Aug 9 '17 at 5:44
  • are you considering pagination for a single long article? – Mike M Aug 9 '17 at 6:12
  • @MikeM : No , Actually I have hosted many full books too. In case of books it will become difficult to read without pagination. – Abhijeet Panwar Aug 9 '17 at 6:53
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Users are comfortable with scrolling. Pagination for articles is often used in editorial sites for ad view opportunities. It does not reward the user to experience a broken narrative in a story for the sake of ad views.

Since you are not making money from advertising (that I can tell), it's a poor user experience even for long articles to have to jump to another page.

Searching thru an article: a poor experience w/ pagination.

Say you have an interesting article with a new concept or word. If I want to see all the instances of this word (and its surrounding content) I can use CMD + F to pull up a quick string search. How could I have continuity with pagination?

As for upvote / downvote buttons, one possibility is to put it to the right side of the header, and have a sticky header. Here's a quick cruddy sketch. I don't have any research as to if they would be better off on top, but a sticky header with infinite scroll would keep the buttons consistently visible.

You should also consider using an up / down bracket icon so users don't have to read the label to discern.

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A note on line length and readability The text you have right now is a bit small, with long line lengths. You'll notice that most editorial sites use a minimum of 16 pixels for body text, often a bit bigger. Here's an older, but still relevant article:

16 Pixels Font Size: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake

  • Location for up-votes looks great to me. How do I handle it on mobile devices? I have changed font-size to 16. Thanks a lot for advice. – Abhijeet Panwar Aug 9 '17 at 7:04
  • Perhaps for mobile you can reduce to the icons themselves to save room. – Mike M Aug 9 '17 at 7:06
  • 20% content will have more then 10 pages. Should I still go for infinite scrolling? – Abhijeet Panwar Aug 9 '17 at 7:09
  • Since you're publishing a full book, you could use pagination for chapters perhaps. But long form articles w/ infinite scroll are pretty common. And each chapter page (for books) could have the section title 'Chapter One', etc. so users can see there's a unit of content that's consistently applied. – Mike M Aug 9 '17 at 7:20
  • Will sure try that solution. Should I keep pagination stick on the footer then ? – Abhijeet Panwar Aug 9 '17 at 7:31
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As per my view, here are 3 possible options.

Option 1
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Option 2

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Option 3

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