I found a graphic of the history of scroll bars today! It is rather interesting to see how they have evolved? The second graphic is just the windows scroll bars evolution.
I found the first photo here. Scroll Bar History
The second graphic was found here. Windows Scroll Bar History
Love this. Do you think it has become more minimal because we are now accustomed to what scroll bars do? I think so and if the had the 2012 scroll bars in 1985, I would think users would get confused. Thanks for sharing and awesome find.
I agree, I think at this point they assume we all know what a scroll bar does so they don’t have to waste time ‘telling’ us what it can do. I like how they go from “2D” design to a “3D” and then back to “2D” know that we understand them.
Interesting. It also shows how graphic/visual design has changed over time.