Less Click, More Touch – Extra Functionality of Long Websites
It seems that the minimalist approach cannot be applied to navigation patterns, since this integral part should always be all-embracing and universal. However, as practice shows, it is possible to hide it from prying eyes under the hamburger button, get rid of the scrollbar or any standard type of pagination, and leave users with nothing more than just tiny visual cues that show the direction.
Surprisingly, users will not get lost. They are much smarter than you think. For decades, we have been used to scrolling down to explore the project, more rarely to move horizontally or up. So that today we do not need extra signs or navigation aids, we intuitively know what to do. Developers of parallax-powered websites leverage this notion to make their websites more native and handy for touchscreen devices. They unify interfaces by ditching elements that would be useless in tablets and cell phones such as scroll bars or tiny controls and rely on our insight. Today we have rounded up 20 examples of long page websites that require more touching than clicking.