[thelist] vertical scrollbars

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Sun Apr 28 08:11:19 CDT 2013

+1 Vertical

Yes I love a spirited discussion

and the feedback has been helpful.

On 04/27/2013 08:39 PM, Scott wrote:
> Hassan Schroeder wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 6:25 AM, Barney Carroll
>> <barney.carroll at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> reading further down the page for the rest, what makes you think
>>> they'll be more aware of or willing to scroll to the right?
>>> On Apr 27, 2013 2:01 PM, "Bob Meetin" <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
>>>> I occasionally run into potential clients who see vertical
>>>> scrollbars
>> Eh, wat? Are we talking about vertical or horizontal scrolling?
>> Because "to the right" makes me think *horizontal* ...
>> --
>> Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
>> http://about.me/hassanschroeder twitter: @hassan
> ???
> I'm with Hassan. This discussion, so far, is a bit confusing. I mean,
> here... "I occasionally run into potential clients who see vertical
> scrollbars on some site and like them..." Umm, yes, that would be pretty
> much every standard page, no? Then, Barney's response seems to indicate that
> "horizontal scrollbars" was the intended meaning.
> If so, I agree that using them as a means to keep content "above the fold"
> is a bad idea. Mess with user expectations at your peril, and after almost
> two decades of vertical scrolling to read page content, users are accustomed
> to accessing content that way. Between down-arrow, space bar, scrollbar, and
> mouse scroll wheel, there are many very convenient ways to scroll
> vertically. Other than the horizontal scrollbar, how many ways are there to
> scroll left and right?
> One way to convince him might be to create a single page that works that way
> and let him try it out himself. That might get the job done.
> All this presumes that we're actually talking about horizontal scrollbars.
> If not, then I'm thoroughly confused... ;-)
> cheers,
> scott

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