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The evolution of the scrollbar #Internet #History #Infomesh @ecal_ch

An interesting interactive evolutionary history of the graphical user interface scrollbar via matoseb.org.

Listed by year, you can see how scrollbars have evolved.

The project is part of 30 years of internet history collected by Information Mesh

Information Mesh is a web platform celebrating the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web that explores social, technical, cultural and legal facts throughout different interactive timelines. The project was realized by Media & Interaction Design students at ECAL/University of Art and Design, Lausanne. It was initiated in October 2018 during a one week workshop in partnership with swissnex San Francisco, where students visited key partners and began developing the project.

The timelines present an overview of Web history, starting with the proposal for hypertext by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1989, initially under the name “Information Mesh.” From this start date, users can then explore 30 years of evolution.

See the scrollbar evolution here and the broader project here.

 


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