The current progress bar has two clickable areas
If you click or tap on the left, you go to the top. If you click or tap on the right, you go to the bottom.
I propose we make this behavior a little more discoverable and flexible, by making a panel appear above the progress bar when you click on it:
The three buttons (there might be more here later, I have some ideas, but let’s keep it simple for now) are:
- big giant “go top” button at the top
- big giant “go bottom” button at the bottom
- smaller “go to specific post number” input field in the middle, with “go” button.
This should solve a few problems for us.
Gives people a visible UI “navigate to arbitrary post in the stream” function, other than editing the URL address.
Makes the “what does this do?” of this UI widget clearer and less obscure.
Bigger click and tap targets for touch, as the whole bar is a click target now, rather than two half-size targets, and the go to top and bottom buttons are larger.
Downside is, moving to top and bottom become two tap/click actions instead of one but I think the tradeoff is worth it.
Also @eviltrout we can drop the little arrow glyphs on the progress bar itself (as they will be on the buttons in the expansion), so this becomes cleaner! Sweet!