18 May '12, 3pm

Designing for Touch

Designing for Touch

May 18, 2012 Tagged: design touch interface Comments (View) Designing for Touch There is no arguing that the platform-agnostic nature of web applications is one major advantage they have over their native counterparts. Developers and designers have always aspired to reach users on a multitude of devices and contexts using the same codebase, and we’re almost there thanks to the web technology we have at our disposal today. On the flip side, the versatility of web applications comes at a price as we transition from the traditional mouse and keyboard input setup to touch-based interactions. Our present day interfaces are optimized for the former, rarely taking into account the rise of touch as a natural interaction that may soon overtake other input methods as the de facto standard. Designing web interfaces that cater to both worlds is not an afterthought; it’s a non-trivial ...

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