The new find bar shifting down content

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 21:10:19 UTC 2013


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 5:02 PM, Markus Stange <mstange at themasta.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>>
>> However, I would feel a lot better if somebody came up with reasons why
>> shifting the content up/down is actually desired.
>>
>
> I don't think it's desired, ever.
>
>
>>    The only reasoning in favor of the current behavior that I've seen is
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=893446#c14> (the first
>> paragraph),
>>
>
> This makes no sense to me. Attention is drawn towards things that move and
> drawn away from the things that stay fixed. If everything is moving,
> attention is drawn everywhere it once, which can't work.
>
>
>>  but based on the later discussion in the bug, it seems to me that this
>> behavior is generally not desired, which caused us to come up with a
>> solution which works some of the time but not all of the time, and will
>> break on some popular websites such as Gmail.  And it's not clear at all
>> why this half-working solution was implemented instead of other proposals
>> which will give at least a consistent, if not superior, experience all the
>> time.
>>
>
> Which other proposals are you referring to? The only other consistent
> proposal I know of was adapting Chrome's solution.
>

Yes, that's what I was talking about.


> I implemented the half-working solution because I overestimated the
> percentage of pages which it work on, because Mike gave positive feedback
> on it, and because I did not have the time and energy for a Chrome-like
> full reimplementation.
>

Thanks for explaining the background.  Note that I am not trying to blame
you or anybody else here, apologies if it seemed otherwise.  :-)  I'm just
discussing this in the hopes that we don't end up shipping this without
understanding the ramifications.


Cheers,
--
Ehsan
<http://ehsanakhgari.org/>
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