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Novel Way Of Browsing A Large Page Content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019825D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 315K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Edwin Goh: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In order to browse a web page that is larger than the screen area of a mobile device, we need to use the horizontal and vertical navigational keys to scan through the contents of the page. This is painstaking, as the user has to traverse from the left side to the right for all the contents.

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Novel Way Of Browsing A Large Page Content

By Edwin Goh & Tee Meng Kem


PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:

In order to browse a web page that is larger than the screen area of a mobile device, we need to use the horizontal and vertical navigational keys to scan through the contents of the page. This is painstaking, as the user has to traverse from the left side to the right for all the contents.

The user starts with the web page leftmost corner in Figure 1.

We will traverse across the page using the horizontal scroll bar in Figure 2.

The user finally reaches the end of this page in after much scrolling as shown in Figure 3.

After reaching the end of the page, the user now has to move the horizontal scroll bar all the way back to the left, and move the vertical scroll bar to start browsing the next portion of this page. This proves to be tedious and an ineffective way of browsing a page.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

The idea improves the user experience by incorporating the horizontal and vertical scrolling into a single mechanism to traverse in a page.

By determining the correct number of intervals to scroll across a page horizontally, we can integrate this number into the vertical scrolling.

IMPLEMENTATION DETAILS

The invention will do the following:

  1. Determine if a horizontal scroll bar is needed for the display page.
  2. The number of vertical scroll bar intervals is defined as:

Total no. of scroll intervals needed = no. of horizontal intervals no. of vertical intervals

Number of horizontal intervals is defined as the number of intervals needed to r...