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Re: [mediaqueries] visibility past coarse pointers

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 21:08:21 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHKdfMiSqK749-XA6Kxs3Bx98Yhp0Fhz0HEwweEqL-_S_4=_8A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:06 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

That doesn't work in the case of the Wii browser's massive cursor,
though, does it? (It's been too long since I've used a Wii or anything
else with massive ten-foot cursors…)

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