December 24th, 2009

Usage of scrollbars

Filed under: Know-how — Ondřej Válka @ 00:00

Working as a HTML/CSS specialist at Pixmac, I’ve done a bit of CSS code magic to enable super-duper-plain-CSS solution for position: fixed in every browser including beloved IE6 (I plan to write all about this later).

We use ClickHeat, a click tracking utility, because we care what our users need. Due to the CSS magic mentioned above, we can see the usage of the scrollbar. It’s quite interesting, that so many people use scrollbar instead of a mouse wheel.

Does it mean that many visitors use a laptop? Or people just are not used to scroll? I’d like to find out.