Feedback on javadoc UI changes

John Rose john.r.rose at
Fri Oct 11 21:09:17 UTC 2019

On Oct 11, 2019, at 8:08 AM, Hannes Wallnöfer <hannes.wallnoefer at> wrote:
> Hi Stuart, thanks for addressing these finer usability issues.
> Yes, the animated transitions can feel weird when triggered by a small scrolling movement. The behaviour that you prefer is called sticky positioning. I did try to use it, but wasn’t able to combine it with the requirement of making the header appear on demand (it is possible but requires quite a bit of DOM trickery). 
> The take-away message is that there are people who have a strong (negative) reaction to this kind of animated transition. 

FWIW I had the same reactions as Stuart.  It felt like the top of my static webpage was floating away from my (virtual) fingertips.
I tried to like it but the floatiness didn’t feel like it gave any advantage.

Also the thing Stuart describe about the top-left mouse control “clicking itself” happened to me a couple of times.
My interactions with that self-clicking thingy were almost always non-decisive.  Again, control was floating away…

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