The Scroll Up Bar ☆(usabilitypost.com)

over 7 years ago from Catalin Cimpanu

  • Bruno DanielBruno Daniel, over 7 years ago

    Sorry to be so negative, and I understand it's a matter of opinion, but I really don't like this pattern. I find myself scrolling back down a little just to get rid of the bar when I scroll back up to review some content.

    On a side note, please don't break mobile native scrolling on mobile/responsive sites with some scrolling emulation library just so you can implement features like this (or something parallax-like).

    2 points
    • Nick WNick W, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Sorry to be so negative, and I understand it's a matter of opinion, but I really don't like this pattern. I find myself scrolling back down a little just to get rid of the bar when I scroll back up to review some content

      I'm not what sure the intent of the blog is supposed to be. With the title 'usability post,' I'm pretty disappointed though. The explanation is is a good exploration of design rationale, but hardly is there any information given about the usability of each pattern themselves. Where's the data?

      Edit: missed a word.

      6 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      I've been way less nuanced about this.

      Frik'n anti pattern. I hate it when they screw with my perception by making a top bar that changes position. Ridiculously annoying when reading.

      YES. I'M LOOKING AT YOU, CHROME.

      [/rant]

      .edit: [rant some more] actually, this is just as annoying as those bleeps that pop up a "share" menu as soon as you select some text.

      Scrolling, hovering, and selecting. Three things that are not supposed to do anything, and (some) people use while reading to indicate how far they've gotten. [/rant some more]

      3 points