Infinite scrolling


Along with gargantuan, 20pt sized fonts, Georgia for everything, the shebang in URLs, animated splash screen pages and the meatstack icon, the next 2010s design cliché which needs to die is infinite scrolling. Why?

  1. Pages become slower and consume way more memory
  2. Accidentally closed your tab? Good luck finding your place again

Here’s a handy guide for those thinking of using Infinite scrolling, sorted in order of steps required:

  1. Don’t.

For those who’ve implemented it, here’s how to improve it:

  1. Stop.

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