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Re: Horizontal scrolling & reflow

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 17:47:36 -0400
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To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: Dick <wayneedick@gmail.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Each ‘card’ in that section of content fits within the viewport, so there
is no disadvantage. On a touch screen you can swipe it along nicely, or use
the scroll bar. (I’m not recommending anything else about this page.)

If the text wraps in chunks within the viewport, then I wouldn't fail it. I
would think of the swipes as a control to advance to the next group of
content which also fits in the viewport.

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On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 4:17 PM Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
wrote:

> > Under your example of western text that is wider than the viewport,
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> My example wasn’t a block of text, but if it was, it would be like that
> for everyone on a small mobile device as well.  I.e. really annoying and
> I’ve not seen an example like that in the wild.
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> What I have seen is things like Netflix & Amazon’s horizontal rows of
> movies/products that are carousels or side-scrollers.
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> For example, the video side-scrollers on this page:
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> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Video/b/ref=nav_shopall_aiv?ie=UTF8&node=3010085031
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> Each ‘card’ in that section of content fits within the viewport, so there
> is no disadvantage. On a touch screen you can swipe it along nicely, or use
> the scroll bar. (I’m not recommending anything else about this page.)
>
>
>
> The bbc.*co.uk <http://co.uk>* homepage (you’d need a VPN to see that)
> has a nice example that scrolls as well as having left/right buttons. Apart
> from being too tall in that case, I’d be hard pressed to find any issue
> with it.
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> Using the native scrolling in the browser is far better than the site
> trying to implement its own touch-swiping gestures, which is likely to
> cause interface issues.
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> So we can say that type of feature is a fail of reflow, or we allow for
> that and let go of the unlikely scenario where a designer/developer intends
> for people to scroll in two directions to read text.
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> Cheers,
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>
> -Alastair
>
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