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some solution so that narrow windows doesn't result in categories being hidden #22

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jonorthwash opened this issue Feb 25, 2018 · 11 comments
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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Feb 25, 2018

Would be nice if we could have one of these solutions or something similar:

Option 1: Have the headings fix to top and bottom of screen when not in viewport, so it's clear that there are other categories down (or up).

Option 2: Have something floating (say on the top right) indicating that there are other categories up or down, and lets you click to jump to them. If all the category headings are in the viewport, don't show this.

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@sushain97 sushain97 commented Feb 27, 2018

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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Feb 27, 2018

That would show that there are more items in the categories that are visible, but it wouldn't help you to know that there's another category at the bottom.

In case it's not clear why this is a problem, here's how it renders in a realistically sized browser window:
screenshot-2018-2-27 apertium source browser
It's not clear that there are more sections of repos listed below this.

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@sushain97 sushain97 commented Feb 27, 2018

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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Feb 28, 2018

Note that this issue is about not knowing there are more categories below—not about needing to know that you can still scroll down. The solution you proposed doesn't address that.

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@sushain97 sushain97 commented Feb 28, 2018

Indeed. It's more something I stumbled on that seemed potentially useful and related.

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@sushain97 sushain97 commented Mar 8, 2018

@jonorthwash what do you think about having a "menu" sort of line immediately below the Apertium/GitHub logo bar that has anchor links to each of the sections? potentially, the visible links could be bolded or something

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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Mar 8, 2018

Would be better than nothing, though not long-term ideal.

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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Sep 7, 2018

Update of current view:
2018-09-06-23 09 58_001

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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Oct 14, 2018

I still think the best solution is to have anything offscreen to hover at the top or bottom of the screen (depending on which direction off screen it is), and when your scrolling catches up with the text, have it display normally.

Examples of similar things include the MediaWiki debugging toolbar and this site (especially at full size).

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@dolphingarlic dolphingarlic commented Nov 2, 2018

Is the desire to have something like in this, or is it something more complicated?

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@jonorthwash jonorthwash commented Nov 13, 2018

It's a little more complicated, because there can potentially be things off-screen in both directions.

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