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Persistent bar at very side of pages (stays in the same place as you scroll) with multiple social sharing options - a different view/button location.

Users, please note, this functionality is already possible by using a 3rd party tool, as described here...

This proposal is for creating this style within Haiku.


AS AN ADMIN I want to have another option for where I can place my social media buttons on a page, for example, a persistent bar that stays in the same place on a users browser (on the side) SO THAT it makes it easier for a user to share the information on the page.


What are you trying to do that our product is not able to support?

Persistent bar at very side of pages (stays in the same place as you scroll) with multiple social sharing options.

What is the reason that you need to be able to do this?

This lowers the bar for sharing of content, meaning users don't have to scroll to the bottom/top of a page to find the sharing options. Increases the potential reach of our content with minimal impact on design/look of a page.

What is the impact of you not being able to do this?

This is an increasingly common tool on sites for sharing content, making it even easier for people to share. Not having this may be reducing the likelihood of our content being shared, reducing our audience and impact of our work/websites.


Anne Bowtell says:
Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 7.06 am

At the Oversight Committee some personal preferences were aired about persistent menus, so we thought it wold be worth investigating the general views on usability:

Views were generally positive – think that it aids navigation. Personal preference. However needs to be done well and can’t take up too much space. Issue of how it will function on mobile devices. Shouldn’t be used as an excuse for long pages. Some people think they might be distracting and take people away from longer pages. Difference between horizontal and vertical sticky menus? Irritation of having things following you around the page.