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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Scrollbars - A New Take
When your finger moves the mouse's scroll-wheel
, the document moves
. This is the opposite of touch interfaces' notion of direct manipulation.
Then, why does the scroll wheel work like that?
The answer is of course that the scroll wheel manipulates the
, not the document.
But what happens when the scroll-bar becomes less visible, or even invisible? Read
what Apple did to scroll-bars in OS X Lion
Ubuntu has also hidden scroll-bars
, but I think Appels' design is a lot cleaner: Apple simply copied their design from iOS.
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