Bidirectional scrolling: what’s not to like?

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Some baby bear thinking from Adam Silver.

Too hot:

[On horizontal scrolling, like Netflix] This pattern is accessible, responsive and consistent across screen sizes. And it’s pretty easy to implement.

Too cold:

That’s a lot of pros for a pattern that in reality has some critical downsides.

Just right:

[On rows of content with “View All” links] This way, the content isn’t hidden; it’s easy to drill down into a category; data isn’t wasted; and an unconventional, labour intensive pattern is avoided.

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