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From Ferdinand Soethe <samm...@soethe.net>
Subject Re: Why are navigational element are not static when scrolling long pages?
Date Tue, 03 May 2005 03:37:26 GMT

My point:

Making use of the only purpose we came up with for the current
mechanism (being able to have menus longer than the page) will create
an extremely user-unfriedly page because opening a menu item at the
bottom of such a menu

- requires the user to
  scroll the page (not really menu-like and a drag to do)

- and will scroll the tab bar out of sight if he does

So to get an idea of the content of a complete site (by browsing menus
and tabs) requires constant change between clicking and scrolling
action.

Conclusion:

I see this as a very strong reason to change the default in pelt so
that header and menu remain in place when you scroll content (and make
the current setting an option).

In a second step enhance the menueing system so support column breaks
or perhaps even break automatically when the number of items doesn't
fit on the screen.

--
Ferdinand Soethe


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