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

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Sorting/filtering on infinite scrolling data table

I'm creating an application where search results are being shown in a table and I want to implement infinite scrolling with fixed header and footer of the table. But I'm curious to know if sorting ...
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Mouse scroll wheel should target focus or hover?

I've noticed an inconsistency with controls responding to scroll input. Different OSs (and even different programs within the same OS) behave differently. Here's the scenario:- Imagine you have two ...
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Scrolling vs. Pagination for a Mobile Order Form

Ok here is my windows mobile application for ordering system. As client requested i added a next page button (the button after the +). This turns a page with preferences of a product. However most of ...
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Are horizontal forms ever good UX?

Generally when making a form the input fields should be listed vertically in most cases but is there ever an instance when listing the fields horizontally is a good idea? For example, if a form has ...
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Alternatives to tabs when displaying list and map (appbar issues when scrolling in Material Design)

In an app I'm designing there is a list that must also be displayed as a map. In this thread people already discussed the issue of whether or not display that kind of content as tabs: Choosing ...
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Mobile App Design: Horizontal Swipe vs Vertical Scroll to browse a social feed

My colleagues and I are working on a mobile app (Android and iPhone) that allows users to browse a social feed. Each post in the feed consists of a mandatory picture, optional text and comments on the ...
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Does empty space really keep users from scrolling?

I'm re-designing a website and some of the feedback so far is that users may get lost because there's whitespace between sections of content. (Actually, it's not always white space, there's a variance ...
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What's a good UI for a “zoom” function?

I'm making a component for a webpage that will need zooming in and out at the location of the mouse cursor. The de-facto standard way I know of doing this is via Ctrl+Mousewheel... but I can't use ...
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Scrollable content carousels. Should the scrolling experience be never ending, or reach a dead end?

I'm in the process of designing a scrollable carousel that contains a row of thumbnail images. Around 5 thumbnail images are visible by default, but there are about 25-30 thumbnail images altogether. ...
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Is it a good practice to use “inner content scroll” (on tablets)?

We fight everyday against (I don't know how the terme is coined) "inner content scroll" / "independent scroll" (I mean "overflow:scroll;") to prevent our users from getting this behaviors on their ...
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Iphone app test scrolling

I’m designing a test for an iphone and android app. The test consists of 10 questions. Each question has 3 answers, A,B and C. The length of the question and the answers are variable and pulled ...
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Submit button on top of the long form

For example user have Options page with long form in it. The most popular options are often on the top of the form, so user is changing them and have to scroll to the bottom of the form to hit "Submit"...
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What options do I have for variable width data, but without horizontal scrolling?

I've written a weather app for Android. Its primary screen and function shows a data table with multiple columns (e.g. temp, wind speed, wind gust, pressure, etc). A feature of my app is the ability ...
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Help find the fastest and easiest-to-grasp approach to let a user go through a complex schedule

I want to let users view schedules on a mobile phone. Its a generic schedule of events Events can be spread across multiple days Events can be spread across multiple venues An event has a time slot ...
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Should a popup get closed if the user scrolls the area behind it?

In the image below, the sidebar (Blue) is a scrollable container that has input-fields, check boxes and a color-picker (yellow). When the user clicks the color-picker button, a pop-up dialog shows up (...
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Multiple scrollbars when there is a pop-up or modal window. What is the reason for implementing this design pattern?

I have noticed on certain websites that are implemented as a single page and free scrolling view in browsers that when you trigger a pop-up or modal window a second scrollbar appears to allow the user ...
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Hyperlink at the top of page with smooth scroll to a form at the bottom

I've been tasked with creating 3 new web pages for our site. Each page has a hyperlink above the fold that takes the user to a form at the bottom of the page just above the footer. None of these pages ...
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Do screen readers have built in “back to top” functionality?

So on my web application I have a floating button for back to top that's visible to users after they scroll down the page from the top. I was thinking whether I should consider attempting crafting ...
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Should I resume a scroll view to last viewed location or last intended location?

As with many apps, I have a scroll view for data. This data can be scrolled normally, and as with almost all scroll views like this, it has the ability for inertia scrolling — to keep scrolling once a ...
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Dynamic added Tabs vs Dynamic added collapsibles

We are creating dynamic multiple steps form where we have dynamically added form fields by the user and we'd like to group these fields under a common title in either tabs or collapsibles for example: ...
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Research on continuously animating list panel content

I am trying to find evidence for or against automatically scrolling (animating) panel content. Please open this Axure prototype to see exactly what I am talking about. http://share.axure.com/5287A1 ...
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When should scrolling navigation bars be employed?

A few sites have recently deployed scrolling nav bars. (Twitter is one example.) A scrolling nav bar starts at the top of the page and then follows you as you scroll down and up the page. I think ...
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Effect for smooth scrolling over slider/carousel

What is this effect called? http://ruudvaneijk.nl/ when you scroll down you see it scrolls a bit over the slider on the top. I searched the internet for half an hour but could not find how it's ...
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Is it good for user to auto-hide scroll?

The scroll bar is hidden on MacBook if the user doesn't move the mouse for some time. This pattern is also used in other devices too, for example Android devices. The scroll bar does not take much ...
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Scroll up and hold on desktop?

I am doing some research on a pattern that would allow to display more information when scrolling up, in a desktop app environment. Similar to the band's profile page on Spotify on mobile (album cover ...
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Sortable & Filterable Table - Best place to return to once filter cleared?

I have table of records, of which three columns are sortable by ascending/descending state. This table is also filterable. The name column is clickable, which then loads the webapp's version of an ...
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Tab navigation vs long scroll

I'm working on an educational course page, I would like to take the approach of a long scroll. e.g having the description and benefits then following are the speakers the following the syllabus, then ...
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Mobile scrolling report

I had a strange question from a client regarding mobile scrolling. They were concerned about the length of 'pages' and wanted to know whether any reports had been conducted on users fingers or thumb ...
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Would a shake-to-scroll-to-the-top scroll view annoy users?

I have a very functional and minimal application where I try to maintain functionality and screen real estate at the same time. My scroll view takes up the whole screen and I would like it to stay ...
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Using scrolling up from pageload to reveal additional content

There are certain sites have a pattern where the page loads, and then if a user scrolls up, additional content is presented. I know that NBCNews.com does this with certain pages, and I've been told ...
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Parallax technique on the Web: Types and Best-practices [closed]

I'm trying to gather some best-practices on how to use the parallax effect, combined with different types of uses of the technique. Here is my beginning, do you know more than me? (probably!) What am ...
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Is autoscroll to search results an acceptable pattern?

I have a search page in development where you can't see the results because they fall below the fold. We've implemented auto-scroll as a solution. I think it's dizzying; is this a viable solution or ...
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Do people click on “scroll to next section” buttons

I am wondering if anyone has data about this. "Scroll to next section" buttons are usually visible on the first screen of a website at the center bottom. If one clicks on them the browser scrolls the ...
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Should scrolling be disabled when there are no items to scroll to?

Assume a horizontal scrollview is being populated with 2 views, leaving 80% of the scroller empty. Should scrolling be disabled? Allowing the user to scroll makes the 2 views move without a purpose.
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Why did google change the behaviour of the cursor keys on the search results screen?

In August 2011, Google made the following change to the search results (this is no longer default behaviour, though can still be accessed by hitting the Tab button): I use my cursor keys to move ...
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Touchscreen: Select small zones from a huge scrollable image

My app lets the user take a picture of a sheet of paper, then select a block of 2-3 words, then another block. The user must be able to clearly read the (potentially tiny) written words, so she will ...
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Name of this semi ubiquitous pattern in Google Now search field?

With Android JellyBean, Google introduced Google Now, which is a fantastic addition in itself as far as I'm concerned. One interesting feature usability wise, something that dmh pointed out in a ...
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How should I design scrolling on my web site?

I'm redesigning an old reporting application for the Web, - previously it was a Windows Application. I have in mind two approaches, and I do not know which one is preferable for the users, so I hoped ...
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Scrolling for the elderly

I'm creating a mobile app that needs to be suitable for elderly people. As is common for mobile apps, scrolling is done by dragging the screen up or down. However, I'm unsure if elderly people will ...
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Is it a bad idea to auto-scroll to title of the page bypassing the header?

In one of the sites I developed, I want visitors to auto-scroll to the title of the page (blog) by passing the header of the website. Only main page shows everything as usual. Inline pages doesn't ...
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Is pagination appropriate for pages that are action oriented?

I've looked through all the results on this site that have to do with pagination, but they all seem to have to do with pages/results that have static information, so I'm not sure whether pagination is ...
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What's a good scrolling hint for partial-page content in iOS?

I'm developing an exercise app in which the bottom half (right half in landscape) of the screen is the "live" portion of the app. It runs a timer, along with a donut graph and counter showing elapsed ...
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When does horizontal scroll feel intuitive to a user?

Was reading a few answers on UX Exchange, which lead me to question the utility of horizontal scroll in web apps. I had done a horizontal concept site recently (here and shown below) which was meant ...
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Potential issues with using an 'Autoshow Fixed Menu'? [closed]

Upon a recent update to my Nexus 4, a new feature is present in my browser, whereby when I scroll down, the address bar disappears and the webpage is full-screen, only when you scroll back up do you ...
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Keyboard hiding lower buttons on small Android screens

I have a application (Android) which have scroll activity form. On which there is a button for next screen (lowest of scroll). It's looking fine on large screens of android devices. But keyboard hides ...
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Opposing sorting direction

The problem: We have 2 screens in our app where the scrolling chronological is reversed (one page scroll in ascending chronological order and the other descending). From a UX point of view, this seems ...
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What is the best way to show granularity for histograms?

I am working on a project that has histogram charts displayed to the user. After the first draft, the client made a request for more granularity. So in a histogram that looks something like this They ...
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“Back to the top” call to actions, why do we need them?

I'm particularly interested in the concept of the "back to the top" functionality that a lot of sites still have. I'm confused by this, ux wise, especially when it comes into play with a sticky ...
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My practical Inner scroll conundrum

I have a table that needs to be scrolled (see below, and sorry for the foreign language). The table shows real estate transactions which can have a large initial set of results. Because there are ...
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Navbars that hide when scrolldown and show when scrolling up

I've noticed this trend on several popular websites (linkedin, Google+) and personally really dislike it. I'm wondering what other people's experiences are. Basically, there's a navbar on the top of ...