What Did the Scrollbar Look Like 35 Years Ago?

S├ębastien Matos piques our curiosity with a digital exhibit where you can follow nearly four decades of change in the scrollbar design from the classic 1981 Xerox Star to the minimalist Windows 10 in 2015. Matos created it using CSS and Javascript during a course under ECAL, a Swiss university of art and design located in Renens. 

According to his GitHub profile (which is where you can download a copy of the file for free),

Some iconic scrollbars recreated as faithfully as possible.
The interactive aspect has been particularly well looked after.

Which one is your favorite?

Check out the complete Evolution of the Scrollbar here!

(Image Credit: Anna Selezniova and Andy Barnov / Martian Chronicles)

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