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Google tries to save web from curse of infinite scrolling

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    Google tries to save web from curse of infinite scrolling

    "Infinite scrolling" is fashionable but, as usually implemented, it breaks important web features and makes things harder to find, even for Google. But Google has a demo that might help...
    Read more at: Google tries to save the web from the curse of 'infinite scrolling' | ZDNet

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    I don't mind 'Infinite scrolling' on a site such as 500px where you're just leisurely browsing through random photos, but I have to agree that on sites like Twitter it's a nightmare going back through tweets trying to find something, especially for a topic where there's a lot of tweets. It really does bring the browser to a crawl. It also doesn't help that Apple bought Topsy and ruined it for normal users who could just use that instead.

    Another thing that's not particularly well thought out is when the website decides to put their Support, About us, etc. links at the end of these 'Infinately scrolling' pages, so you have to scroll through a whole load of content in order to just get to the links (looking at you 500px).

    Glad Google have noticed though, as YouTube are one of the worst for it. It's pretty tedious trying to find a particular video on a users account when there's no particular search term to search for (as the users videos are all similar) and the user's account has thousands of videos.

    John Mueller's idea seems to be a step in the right direction, but I'm not sure it's really much different because it's still the same, except with page numbers after every 10 results. I'd prefer to just have the option of displaying 100, 250, 500 results per page.
    Last edited by ARC1020; 01 Mar 2014 at 09:46.
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Google tries to save web from curse of infinite scrolling

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