Ever thought you would be able to navigate the Internet using a browser without any scrollbars? Well Opera CTO Hakon Wium Lie the creator of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which are used for layout and website design. Is now looking to try and eradicate the humble browser scrolling sidebar by replacing it with something a little bit more along the lines of an e-book.
Hakon Wium Lie is attempting to remove the scrollbars within your browser and replace them with a mechanism that allows you to simply flip to the next page. In a similar way you would read any e-book, with CSS generated content for paged media, or pages for the web.
Hakon Wium Lie explains: “About 2,000 years ago, people used scrolls. That’s how they recorded information. The Romans tore the scrolls apart, and binded the pages together as books,” – “Books are much easier to handle than scrolls.”
If you have a few doubts about how the new system will work. Opera has posted some sample pages, and a downloadable Opera Reader that mimics the functionality of a browser supporting this extension. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Mac World : Image Credit DVICE
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