Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
Chris Wetherell (the chap who kicked off Google Reader in his apartment) has posted about Pegs a pattern for having one scrollbar but independent scrolling areas.
It is more than
display: fixed in that it can be smart. If you visit the demo you will see it in action. After the first time, click around on the other items such as flipping between sizes of areas. You will see that different areas scroll depending on the config.
This is definitely something that people will be skeptical about. It feels weird. It isn’t what we are used too. The demo app also is jumpy and acts a little strange, but it is interesting to play with these ideas.
This implementation uses jQuery, and you can enjoy some minified source.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:16 am