Questions tagged [scrolling]

in kinetic displays, scrolling is sliding text, images or video across a monitor or display

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Multiple forms on a single screen

I have about 5 sets of forms to be filled up by the user, one by one. Most of the fields in these set of forms are mandatory so it is obvious that the user has to check out all these 5 forms. Now I ...
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How to improve discoverability of transient scrollbar?

Starting from Mac OS X Lion, scrollbars have been transient. That is, they disappear when your mouse stops moving. Some sites, like Facebook, even emulate this transient scrollbar for Windows users: ...
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Is there any actual data about websites using parallax scrolling?

There are a LOT of opinions and personal anecdotes about parallax scrolling websites, but there seems to be very little actual data. So can anyone share the results of user testing a parallax website?...
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In what situations would pagination be perferable over scrolling on the iPhone?

In the case of displaying blocks of text I know that the majority of applications on the iPhone support scrolling. Notable exceptions are ebook apps like iBooks and the Kindle app. Is the decision ...
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Why do some patterns flicker in strange colors while scrolling? [closed]

This image (source: Guardian Business) exhibits strange behavior when scrolling on some browsers. At 100% in Safari (on OS X on an LCD display), it flickers red when scrolling; at some zoom levels it ...
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Is there any good reason why I shouldn't make some mobile app parts sticky?

What are the downsides of making that part with column-chart sticky (Always positioned to the top even when bottom part is scrolled down)? Haven't met that kind of solution in any mobile app before. ...
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Scrollbars as a semi-transparent overlay

In most GUI implementations today, scrollbars take up a dedicated space next to the scrollable content. How about presenting scrollbars as a semi-transparent overlay on top of the scrollable content? ...
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Ever-shrinking scrollbar sliders in very long documents

I am working on a very long document in Word 2007, and it's getting difficult to navigate around it. Well, I can navigate by headings, etc., but lets focus on the scrollbar slider. The problem is ...
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minimalistic top navigation + huge footer = winning combination?

Ive seen a lot of very successful sites of big companies like mailchimp and others with minimalistic top navigations consisting of 3-5 buttons, but big footers where detailed navigation is located. ...
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Should I avoid using a scrolling div?

I am currently implementing a prototype of Lisa Tweedie's answer to my question about having too many checkboxes. The prototype I am building will look quite similiar to this: Problem: I am working ...
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With infinite scrolling/pagination, how should I handle the user loading page 2, but there being new content on page 1?

Say we're looking at a website like Reddit or Facebook where there's infinite scrolling involved, and things aren't necessarily sorted by time, but are sorted by some relevance factor that decides the ...
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Would adding horizontal scrolling to Facebook profiles be a good idea?

I saw these designs by Fred Nerby. He proposed adding horizontal scrolling to Facebook profiles. Is this good UI?
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Can I trigger a browser scroll without the user explicitly requesting it?

I have a panel in the lower part of my page. It has a dropdown in it that will contain lots of items (>20 for the sake of argument) as well as some other controls and fields all related (for sake of ...
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Why is a scrollable bottom tab bar discouraged?

Why is horizontal scrolling in a bottom tab bar commonly discouraged? Both iOS and Android guidelines discourage it. And for some reason scrolling navigation is sometimes okay at the top? (Android ...
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Navigating backwards in Miller Columns

I've got a set of Miller Columns on a web application that could be wider than the page width. So this means the first level of the hierarchy might not be visible anymore. What's the most effective ...
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natural/reverse scrolling usability studies

I am wondering whether there are any usability studies out there regarding natural vs. reverse (traditional) scrolling. I tried to google the matter a bit and it seems natural scrolling took off with ...
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Flipping Vs. Scrolling

I'm in the midst of mocking a mobile app, of which its main goal is content consumption (reading items and deciding whether to rank them or not). It currently has several screens with flipping, and ...
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Scroll in a dialogue overlay (lightbox)

I have been asked to redesign some existing dialogue overlays, which have a lot of options within them. So many in fact, that they're using both vertical tabs and a scrollbar to manage the volume of ...
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Inline table edits: how to make it quick to edit?

I'm dealing with a data table with a large number of columns and rows. Because there are so many columns, I'm thinking of putting in something that scrolls horizontally and vertically while fixing the ...
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Use of frames with vertical scrolling for product area - Good or Bad?

I wonder if using frames with vertical scrolling for product display and selection is a no-no from the usability standpoint or is it OK? Here is a wireframe where our designer suggests this solution ...
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What is the best UX for ebook reading?

Most eBook reading apps break any content down to pages to mimick the text breakdown of physical books. I haven't been able to find a deeper discussion about that approach, so I tried and listed pro ...
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Displaying multiple charts in one page in a web view in Android?

I am developing an analytics app which would display multiple types of visualizations. So if I have a page displaying information about a stock, for instance, then I would like to show both the ...
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Best practice for scrolling and orientation within non-touch displays: line-wise vs. page-wise scrolling?

I've been searching the web for quite some time now, but either I am always using the wrong keywords or there is no literature out there on this topic... What is the best way for a user to orientate ...
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What affords scrolling?

Besides the obvious: Scrollbar Touch interfaces (especially mobile ones) A sign saying "You can scroll here you know!" This for a desktop application.
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Rough and fine adjustments with horizontal slider

I'm used to scrolling being thrice as effective as arrowkeys in Firefox. I want to give the ability to quickly and roughly adjust values by hovering over the slider and using the scrollwheel. Finest ...
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What reasons are there to not break a web applications default scrolling mechanism?

on the project I am working on, they want the web application to have the header, sidebar and footer remain fixed in the browser. So only the content area will scroll. I don't think this is a good ...
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What are the pros and cons of mixing horizontal scrolling with vertical scrolling?

I'm working on a new site for a company. We are working on a new concept for them, using horizontal and vertical scrolling. We know that the users that interact with the sites are advanced users so a ...
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How to handle history events from scolling and other in-page events

On a website that has several sections and subsections on one page, I was thinking about implementing scrolling to a new section as a new browser history event. The main reasoning for doing so is to ...
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Should Carousels auto-scroll?

I am redesigning a portfolio site and a suggestion was given that we should use a carousel to show featured works. This would allow us the flexibility to define as many featured works as needed. ...
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Implement Drag-Scrolling everywhere?

After using a smartphone for a year or so, I find myself sometimes on the PC trying scroll a page by just clicking into the empty space and dragging around. Of course, in most programs, it either has ...
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What is this specific UX element called?

The new Apple Pencil site has an above the fold introductory element where it says "Its only a ... pencil/scalpel/note-taker..." and this scrolls like a slot machine. What is this effect called? I've ...
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Are websites that scroll up good UX?

I was surprised to see a website that scrolls up. AiMEN website has scrolling from the bottom to top. When I first visited it I scrolled down and nothing happened, I didn't know it scrolls up and ...
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Is it OK for scrolling interactions to not scroll content?

This is a general question about scrolling behavior with a trackpad or mouse. I've been discussing this with my peers, and it's become quite a debate. Our conversations are specifically about the ...
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How to handle very long accordions?

I have condensed a rather long list of items into an accordion so that only the titles are initially visible and the accordion expands to show the details. The list contains the main content of the ...
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Should an iPhone application scroll to the top of a table when resorting

My application has a table view with a segmented control in a navigation bar. When the users taps a segment in the segmented control, the application fades the table into it's newly sorted state. The ...
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Positioning scrollbars on Horizontal scrolling tables

Currently we have a table of results which has both a vertical and horizontal scroll due to the number of columns and rows displayed. A user has requested we add the horizontal scroll at the top of ...
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Alternatives to scrolling to display long text? [duplicate]

As you can see on the picture below, my text is displayed within a 'relatively small' DIV. Currently users have the possibility to scroll down within the DIV to read the full text but I don't really ...
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Floating submit/cancel buttons

I have a form in the system I am currently working on which loads in a dialogue window within the system. The form is about 3 times the length of the window it shows in, which obviously scrolls. I ...
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What's the appropriate scrolling deceleration behavior?

I am implementing a list view on a touch screen. I want to implement iPhone-like behavior, where you can scroll through the list by dragging any part of the list with your finger. The hard part is ...
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Is there any established convention for indicating that a link will scroll the page? (jump links)

There are various existing conventions to give users clues about what will happen on clicking or touching a link when it is not a standard link to another page, for example: Single chevrons pointing ...
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Mixing vertical image slider for main items and horizontal slider for per item sub items

I am having a bit of a hard time to find a good solution for the following situation: As a user I'd like to add a section to my page. First you will need to choose which type of section you want (in ...
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Examples of designs that keep a title or heading in view [closed]

I'm looking for examples of designs where there is special logic that prevents a title, heading, or landmark from being moved out of view, so that the user doesn't lose their context. Examples: ...
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Does pagination make the impression that there is more content than when it is displayed all at once?

Does pagination make the impression that there is more content than when it is displayed all at once? Note that this is not the regular "Is pagination better than scrolling?" question. I'm only ...
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Is scrolling acceptable in dashboard design?

I am designing a Business dashboard (Financial Product). All info is reachable in a single scroll and primary insights are visible without scroll. As some information below the fold the customer ...
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Forcing the user to view the entire disclosure before continuing on a kiosk

For a KIOSK application, the user is required to view the entire disclosure before they are allowed to continue. This is a legal requirement, the legal team also turned down an 'I agree' checkbox. We ...
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Vertical & Horizontal Scrollable UI

I am creating a UI that will allow users to search. The search results are displayed in a section that is scrollable both horizontally and vertically. This is weird because the web page will end up ...
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How do Windows users interact with scrolling panes?

Let's say there's a website with a row of gallery thumbnails you can click on. It looks like this: As a Mac user having always used either some sort of trackpad (built into the MacBook, or a Magic ...
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Best way to scroll long content on mobile screen?

I am trying to decide the best way to have a certain amount of content scroll on a mobile screen. Background: I am developing a mobile app for keeping track of your bills and expenses. I am trying ...
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How much scrolling is too much scrolling?

In this day in age, it seems that our users are accustomed to scrolling. Sure, it's good to have your main points "above the fold", or in other words, above the point in the browser window that the ...
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Changing scrolling behavior - good use cases?

Some websites modify scrolling behavior, e.g. by changing scrolling speed, "smooth scrolling", or even snapping to sections on scroll. Personally, I find it incredibly annoying to have my scrolling ...