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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

Yes there should. Visible scroll bars are an affordance "this page is scrollable" Without visual hints such as this the functionality might be missed.
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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

Some modern design guidelines certainly disprefer persistently-visible scrollbars, but not all. For example, in the Material Design guide, for menus, if a menu is scrollable, it should show a ...
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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

As a mouse user, I abhor scrollable content that doesn't give me a view of and access to scroll bars. The scroll bar is a control. It allows me to quickly navigate large pages no amount of finger-...
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After navigating from page A to page B, if a user goes back is it better to send them to the top of page A or scroll to where they were?

Based on my experience with a similar question where I did some user-research (questionnaires etc.), they always reported they expect to be put back to the position they have been last on the previous ...
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Is scroll within a card good or bad? (In desktop)

Desktop: You can use expand and scroll methods. According to Material Design: On desktop, card content can expand and scroll internally Mobile: Don't use a scroll inside the card, instead expand ...
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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

This viewpoint comes primarily from the Mac environment, where scrollbars are typically displayed briefly when content first appears, then fade out. When scrolling occurs (user triggered or otherwise),...
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After navigating from page A to page B, if a user goes back is it better to send them to the top of page A or scroll to where they were?

Every browser I've ever used returns you to your previous in-page location on Go Back. I'd expect that's what users will expect other systems to do, and that different behavior will be disorientating. ...
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The best scroll direction | Apple v.s. Windows

There’s no “right” way. It’s all in the analogy. The Touch Screen Analogy When you use a touch screen, the scrolling behavior is intuitive — it’s like you put your finger on the actual content and ...
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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

The removal of scroll bars in my view is another example of the idiotic and shallow ideology of putting style over functionality. This is back to front to how it should be and is indicative of the ...
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UI pattern to hint at important content outside of viewport

Destiny won a Platinum award for UI design. This is the method they implemented to show there was something interesting offscreen: It tracks around the screen as the camera spins, appearing on the ...
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What is the best way to tell users to scroll down in browsers?

First of all, you should not end a page at blank spaces. You should end them at the top portion of the next page's first section. Use scroll icons such as this: to inform the user about the ...
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UI pattern to hint at important content outside of viewport

This is called a Contextual Notification. It does not require the user to take action but informs them of something. It announces a significant event while not requiring something from the user nor ...
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Best practice for scroll bars in a browser on iPad

How about using a multi-step form? It looks like you're essentially already doing this, just with an accordion. Source - Omkar Bailkeri This would ensure the user always knew they could scroll (gotta ...
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How to help users keep the effort when filling a long (160+- questions) questionnaires?

Torture! I'm sorry not to answer your question directly, but I'm actually quite alarmed by the the whole idea... So your friend has decided to put high-school teenagers through the torture of having ...
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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

As a mixed point of view... Horizontal scroll bars are usually a bad thing. It may mean you've optimised for the screen width of a PC monitor, which doesn't translate well to mobile devices. When ...
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Best way to scroll long content on mobile screen?

The user should have access to the "CLOSE" option anytime during the session. However, the CLOSE button should not deter from doing the primary task in the screen (browsing history or purchases) by ...
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Should I use a left aligned scroll bar?

Though design and user experience is becoming more dynamic and flexible, some things still remain traditional, just like anywhere you see the diskette icon, you automatically know its the save button ...
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After navigating from page A to page B, if a user goes back is it better to send them to the top of page A or scroll to where they were?

The right behavior is what the user's user-agent does for them in the absence of any action by the site trying to interfere with that. Conventionally, that is returning to the exact position they were ...
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After navigating from page A to page B, if a user goes back is it better to send them to the top of page A or scroll to where they were?

Overall, the other answers are correct: in the absence of other reasoning, you should hew as closely as possible to native browser/HTML behavior, which is to go back to the exact position. But as ...
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What is this specific UX element called?

By going to your browsers "Developer Tools" you are able to view the HTML/CSS for elements on the page. After inspecting this element on their site suggests that they call it Word Reel.
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Are Scroll Bars Dead?

Yes, scrollbars should be visible, if for no other reason than for the sake of accessibility. There are many instances where hiding a scroll bar makes your site/program anywhere between frustrating ...
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What are the pros and cons with an overflowing horizontal scrollable nav bar?

Although a bit older, this article mentions: Our research found that even strong cues such as arrows frequently remain unnoticed. People expect to scroll vertically for additional content, but they ...
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What are the pros and cons with an overflowing horizontal scrollable nav bar?

The Priority+ pattern is an option to deal with overflow of elements in place of a horizontal scroll. You'll see an example of this in sites with lots of top level (and also secondary categories). The ...
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Changing scrolling behavior - good use cases?

No! There are no good cases for ruining standard scrolling. Standard scrolling of web pages is the page turning of web viewing. Any changes to standard scrolling are no longer standard scrolling, ...
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Are websites that scroll up good UX?

Artistically, it's a fine choice, but in terms of usability, especially in the context of websites in general, it's awful. It breaks one of the usability expectations that the vast majority of users ...
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Do people click on "scroll to next section" buttons

This depends entirely on the interface, and the familiarity with the user. Scrolling is one of the easiest actions a user can take, both on mobile and on desktop. Usually there is no incentive to ...
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Are there any natural/reverse scrolling usability studies?

Interesting question. This is what I could find after a bit of searching on the matter: This article by Chen J, Proctor RW. (2013) seems to address this question. Sadly the full article isn't ...
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How to indicate container is scrollable without scroll bars

A common pattern is to show the next bit of content within the scrolling area as half cut off. It annoys people to only see half and so they scroll to see it.
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Is autoscroll to search results an acceptable pattern?

First thing first: I don't know the details, but I think you should try something in which the results are not below the fold. As you can see, it only brings trouble. As for auto-scrolling, you'd be ...
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Is scroll within a card good or bad? (In desktop)

I can see you are trying to fit two scroll in a single view. This is not preferred.This is against Affordance. There could be two events happening there is lot of chance users could go wrong while ...
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