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For any of us who have long web pages (more than two or three screens deep), here’s a really simple tip. Put a ‘back to top’ link at the end of every page.

Whether a user is scrolling on a desktop with a mouse, or on a phone with their thumb, it’s a nuisance to have to scroll back up several screens. A link makes it much easier.

For a website designer, it’s a three-minute job. For those of us who manage our own websites, all that’s needed is to add an ID anchor at the top of the page, or use one that’s already at the top of every page. For example, on the BMON website, there was a div with the id="header-grid", so our link in the footer just sends people to '#header-grid'.