20 Years of Scrollbars in One Glorious Image

By Brian Barrett on at

There have been fat ones and thin ones and red ones and blue ones and ones that you likely never saw because seriously, who used a NeXTcube? But the one thing all scrollbars have in common: we don't really need them any more.

At least, not for what they were originally intended. When's the last time you actually clicked on a scrollbar to move it? When's the last time you actually cared where the scrollbar was? The 11 past and present examples above aren't just fun throwbacks, folks. They're relics. Adorable, two-dimensional, increasingly skinny relics. Yes, even the shiny new sliver one on your retina MacBook Pro. [Twitter via Buzzfeed]