Guid­ing my way

Mac Format - - IMPROVE -

While I like MacFor­mat’s iPad edi­tion, one ma­jor fault is the in­abil­ity to eas­ily tell which ar­ti­cles scroll and which do not. And there­fore it is much too easy to miss in­for­ma­tion. Very un­for­tu­nate I find! This could eas­ily be solved, for ex­am­ple, by sim­ply plac­ing a small ar­row at the bot­tom of ar­ti­cles that scroll up­ward, and then an ar­row at the top also when the ar­ti­cle also scrolls down­ward, etc. And an ar­row could van­ish when the end of the ar­ti­cle is reached. Sim­ple and ef­fec­tive, what do you think? Tom Quack­en­bush Christian Hall says: We’re glad you en­joy our in­ter­ac­tive edi­tion for iPad, Tom. Be­cause of the touch na­ture of the iPad we find most peo­ple try to touch the text and in­stantly dis­cover whether it scrolls or not. We also fade the bot­tom of a col­umn of text where it will scroll fur­ther, and a scroll­bar will ap­pear at the right of a text col­umn when there is more con­tent. Ar­rows have been used for some fea­tures in the past but we try not to clut­ter our pages as space is a pre­mium! How­ever, we are look­ing to make some changes to the print mag­a­zine and in­ter­ac­tive edi­tion very soon so watch this space (for ar­rows!)

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