Re: [mediaqueries] visibility past coarse pointers

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 12:04 PM, Henrik Andersson <> wrote:
> 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.
> Not quite. There are hover enabled pens.

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


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