Trying a Navigation Idea

Someone asked if I could create a quick way back to the “previous article” and “next article” links just above the comments. While looking into that, I found a system to add a second pair of previous/next arrows on the side of the page instead.

The arrows won’t appear on narrower screens, such as iPads, but should appear on most laptops and desktops. Let me know what you think.

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18 thoughts on “Trying a Navigation Idea

  1. Laura May 18, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    I like them. They’re unobtrusive enough that they shouldn’t cause motion sickness problems for those who have that issue, but also quite useful for navigation. Good find!

  2. murkle46 May 18, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    useful and descrete

  3. belphebe May 19, 2016 / 12:16 am

    I like the arrows. Just hanging out on the side of the screen until you move the cursor over them. Then a bright red target! 🙂

    I like that they are independent of the posts. I don’t mind scrolling all the way back to the top before going to the previous or next post, but I’m glad that I don’t have to.

  4. ^oo^ May 19, 2016 / 2:05 am

    What about the dessert menu link? Cheese plate? Vegan only?

    • allein May 19, 2016 / 8:07 am

      I could go for brunch..

      • birdcage May 19, 2016 / 10:04 am

        I’m making waffles, if someone could warm the syrup and set the table.

        • allein May 19, 2016 / 10:27 am

          I have real organic maple syrup in the fridge. I’ll just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds. Unfortunately I used up the last of the blueberry topping in my yogurt.

          *wonders if my parents still have my grandmother’s heart-shaped waffle maker…*

        • Duckie May 19, 2016 / 11:44 am

          May I join you?

          • allein May 19, 2016 / 11:54 am

            Of course!

      • Duckie May 19, 2016 / 11:43 am

        May I join you?

  5. Mariana May 19, 2016 / 3:52 am

    love them!

  6. tara May 19, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Yes. I like these. Thank you Mike!

  7. allein May 19, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Those are cool. They don’t show up in Chrome at work because I keep the window too small (I maximized the window to full screen and they magically appeared), but they might come in handy at home.

  8. Gigi_the cat lady May 19, 2016 / 8:12 am

    I don’t see any arrows but then I’m at work right now and the conputers are so out of date they don’t show half of the content like the picture at the top.
    I didn’t have internet service last evening at home (or TV or phone also from the same provider) so I’ll check tonight if I seem them on my Mac.

  9. birdcage May 19, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Me likey. (Me also likey the feeling like we are all playing a part of site development at this early stage! Like we are passengers disembarking from the Mayflower into the new world of Cuteopia …..)

  10. Duckie May 19, 2016 / 11:39 am

    This works! No motion sickness (or moron sickness)! And the buttons work on iPad!
    Mike, you are brilliant 👍🏻👏🏻

  11. SoccerSue May 19, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I like it! Worked great once I figured out which arrow to click; I’m directionally-challenged in general, though. Although not as much as my best friend, who could get lost in a cul-de-sac. 😛

  12. allein May 19, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Arrows work on my tablet when I have it in landscape orientation, though I usually keep the screen rotation turned off so it doesn’t do that.

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