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User Interface design poll.
Do you prefer static side panel, like this:
http://xahlee.info/js/dom_common_dom_methods.html
or with scroll bar like this:
http://xahlee.info/js/dom_common_dom_methods2.html

24 votes  -  votes visible to Public
54%
46%
static
54%
with scrollbar
46%
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4 comments
Xah Lee
 
seems there are 2 votes, but i can't see it. anyone see votes?
 
If your side panel is not very long, especially if it is shorter than the main article, you can afford static.

For a side panel with hundreds or thousands of items, scrollbar + collapsing nodes. I use this layout here: http://cpp14.centaur.ath.cx/
 
Generally I prefer static. The exception is if the sidebar is really big. Even then I prefer collapsible sections, and scrolling only as a last resort.
Xah Lee
 
wow, 50/50 now! a lot people prefer a scroll bar by itself.
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