Re: [mediaqueries] visibility past coarse pointers

Tab Atkins Jr. skrev:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 5:58 AM, Geoffrey Sneddon <> 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