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Re: [mediaqueries] visibility past coarse pointers

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 12:06:27 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC--_8t1CAhBhSgUXQkk84vb8xjOr8QQ-b0vdWct3DuqQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Cc: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 12:04 PM, Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Not quite. There are hover enabled pens.

Mm, true.  Back to the "use the different style when you use touch
events", then.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:07:16 UTC

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