#DESIGN

Why Scrolling is Better than Paging

These days, everyone wants to see information or content with as little ‘clicks’ as possible. So, we should design websites in a way so that users can scroll down to see the content without having to click too often.

The use of pagination has many limitations –

  1. It takes more time to download content
  2. It introduces navigation because user moves from one page to another.
  3. The biggest disadvantage is that user is not be able to see the previous content without clicking back. So they don’t have a single snapshot of their content.
  4. Related to this is that the user is actually penalized in terms of data download as going back to a page they had already viewed is a new request.

By loading more content on the same page, we are able to solve the above problems and give great user experience with minimum clicks.

Scrolling-is-often-faster-than-paging

 

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