I am of the opinion that the Time-Progress widget is a whole stand alone feature that if implemented fully to it’s logical conclusion, would do something really special, particularly for mobile users reading experience.
I’ll try explain, with words only.
Using the time-progress widget on mobile device, it struck me. This widget applied as a dedicated view, might enhance user reading experience in an incredible way.
It’s that simple.
Make time-progress an extra mobile view option for reading posts
Configurable as a user default.
- Full screen.
- Up and down buttons. (next back / next forward)
What’s happening and I speak as one of many who have used low res flickering green-screen VDU’s onwards to todays incredible screen tech and also count myself lucky to somehow not beed specs almost 30 years later - the varying lighting conditions, time of day and recent Oled PVM issues in the mix across brands - our beautiful organic eyeballs - well they’re under incredible demand and pressure in this modern age.
Sometimes scrolling for some is a little nauseating. Made harder still by trying to fixed a gaze while an element is moving periodically, there being a natural tendency for the human visual system to want to track moving objects, you’re overriding a reflex. This creates ware, reduces focus and ultimately engagement suffers.
It’s a very organic thing, so when I say scrolling, this is what I mean.
It struck me that time-progress widget was a (visually) scroll-less experience that had solved this problem by the nature of it’s design, as a serendipitous by-product, yet was not being utilised in this manner, Most importantly, it is a perfectly acceptable and highly focused way to read a topic!
One post at a time!
If this is available already please point me in the right direction! Thanks.