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Touch devices don't have mouseover events

Henning Koch
January 18, 2012Software engineer at makandra GmbH

It might sound trivial, but there is no such thing as a "hover" or "mouseover" state on touch devices. If your application is supposed to work on iPads, smartphones, etc., don't hide information behind a tooltip, and don't make controls appear when hovering over another element.

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Generally, things that happen/appear when you hover an element should do the same when you click the element.

Posted by Henning Koch to makandra dev (2012-01-18 10:26)