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Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

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Ed Joseph
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Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

Post by Ed Joseph » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am

The little tab with an up arrow on the lower right to return to top of page. Ebay has it. They're one of about three sites I've seen with one. I don't understand why most pages do not have one. It could be done with HTML v1 code, as I've always put one on any pages I edited since 1996. FWIW, I still do HTML is Notepad++ and hardly use anything but straight HTML code. Hell, I coded a "Top" button on my Renegade BBS forum's longer pages in 1993!

Hand coding a web page via ANSI text editor... they should still teach that in any kind of internet courses IMO. I haven't done much coding for anything major in probably ten years. But I always despised the convoluted mess "quick-editors" like Front Page made. I can only imagine what the code for a page on fakebook must look like, and it's an abyss of drivel, I'm sure. But it just seems to me, especially in this mobile era, that optimized code should be a top priority. Obviously, it isn't. That's probably why so many sites are downright losing a race against semi-frozen molasses!


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Re: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

Post by SolarMax » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:36 pm

I'd imagine sites don' t typically bother to embed "Top" button code because it's a pretty easy user action with a simple keystroke ("Home") on desktop keyboards. For mobile, at least on iOS, a tap at the top of the screen is the "Top" command. I'm so used to those methods that even when I"m on a page that has a "top" button, I never use it!



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Re: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:19 pm

SolarMax wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:36 pm
I'd imagine sites don' t typically bother to embed "Top" button code because it's a pretty easy user action with a simple keystroke ("Home") on desktop keyboards. For mobile, at least on iOS, a tap at the top of the screen is the "Top" command. I'm so used to those methods that even when I"m on a page that has a "top" button, I never use it!

You've taught me something I never knew. Where is this "Home" key positioned on the keyboard?



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Re: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

Post by SolarMax » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:28 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:19 pm
You've taught me something I never knew. Where is this "Home" key positioned on the keyboard?
On a full-size desktop keyboard, it's in the cluster of keys between the alpha keys and numeric keypad

INSert | HOME | PgUp

DELete | END | PgDn

These are above the up/down/left/right arrow keys.

Compact keyboards and laptops might not have these dedicated keys but usually a fn (Function) equivalent is mapped to an existing key. So, I guess a "Top" key would be helpful for those users.



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Re: Why don't large sites have a "Top" button?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:21 am

SolarMax wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:28 am


On a full-size desktop keyboard, it's in the cluster of keys between the alpha keys and numeric keypad

INSert | HOME | PgUp

DELete | END | PgDn

These are above the up/down/left/right arrow keys.



Compact keyboards and laptops might not have these dedicated keys but usually a fn (Function) equivalent is mapped to an existing key. So, I guess a "Top" key would be helpful for those users.
Found it. How did that get there? It wasn't there before.



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