Scroll Bar History Graphics

Thoughts and Ideas

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

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3 thoughts on “Scroll Bar History Graphics

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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