Laurent Perrier
Jan 15, 2017 · 1 min read

The scroll hijacking is by far the most annoying UI trend. Its only use should be for presentational slide deck type websites. And you better be sure you’re providing a grand experience that’s worth it.

Even more pointless are the websites where the scroll hijacking tries to mimic the natural scroll momentum. You can just tell it’s off and I usually leave any website where the scrolling feels wonky.

A few poorly thought out wordpress themes are probably to blame for making this more popular than it should be. I doubt many developers and designers would choose to waste their time implementing something so useless otherwise.

    Laurent Perrier

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    I'm an entrepreneur and software developer from Montreal. Founder of Simple Invoices. https://simpleinvoices.io