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Re: [mediaqueries] visibility past coarse pointers

From: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 21:04:48 +0100
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56D898E0.6020503@henke37.cjb.net>
Tab Atkins Jr. skrev:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 5:58 AM, Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com> wrote:
>> One thing that's come up when thinking about design approaches
>> recently is about the necessity to position content such that it isn't
>> obscured when using a touch screen.
>>
>> Imagine a graph which on a desktop shows a label for the current
>> position giving the raw value on hover adjacent to the cursor. Now, on
>> mobile, we can do this using touch events instead of hover. *However*,
>> it doesn't make sense to show the label adjacent to the touch location
>> because it'll be largely obscured by the pointing device.
>>
>> I'm unconvinced it really makes sense to use pointer: coarse for this,
>> though maybe it can be implied that any coarse pointer will obscure
>> content?
> I think you should use "I'm gonna use touch events" as the trigger here.
>
> If you really insist on using MQs as a proxy, tho, it's actually the
> (hover) query you want.  If you can't hover, that means you're gonna
> have to poke at the screen with *something* to activate things, and
> that thing will obscure what it's poking at least a little.
>
> ~TJ
>
>
Not quite. There are hover enabled pens.
Received on Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:05:26 UTC

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