Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday October 29, 2011

Opera CTO: Kill the Browser Scroll Bar

Opera CTO Hakon Wium Lei has proposed a new delivery system for the ‘printed word’ in browser systems. His proposal would give browsers the same look and navigational properties of e-readers, replacing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) as the predominate mode of navigation. His proposal has both weight and merit, mainly due to the fact that he helped developed both systems.

"The page can have a much more beautiful presentation," Lie said. "The flipping of the page becomes an event. I think few people would sit and read 'Alice in Wonderland\' with a scroll bar."