Are scroll bars dead in 2019?

by jbyrd   Last Updated September 09, 2019 15:16 PM

I recently heard a designer say something to the effect that modern web designs don't use visual scrollbars - or at least they're only visible when scrolling. I'm a front-end developer and hadn't really heard this. Is there any truth to this? Specifically my question is:

For a web app, when content is scrollable:

  1. Should there ever be visible scroll bars (and why)?
  2. Should there ever not be visible scroll bars (and why not)?

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