Creation of sites with support of touch management
Nowadays, when computer tablets, cell phones, and other modern gadgets operate on touch controls, it is important to create sites that support such controls. Otherwise, visitors (who are getting more and more mobile) will be deprived of the ability to quickly and conveniently access the necessary information on the site. Creating sites with support for touch management – a smart step towards mobile users.
One of the main tasks of developing sites with touch management is to provide visitors to such sites an interface. that will properly respond to their actions. For example, the size of the target area (target object) on a site page is important: too small a target area will be inconvenient to click, and if you make the target area too large, the site page will be wasted.
The average width of a human finger is 11 mm, so squares of at least 40 pixels are recommended as optimal targets on site pages. You should leave a free space of about 10 pixels wide around the targets. At the same time, the capabilities of modern web programming make it possible to perform similar adjustments of distances between objects only for certain users – those who will come to the site from touch mobile devices.
Not only the size of the target sites for clicking on the pages of the site plays a large role in ensuring a high level of usability of sites with support for touch management. It is also important that absolutely all elements of the site interface are accessible for touch control. For example, the touch control does not use the cursor, so if the site design uses drop-down menus that respond to the cursor, users of mobile devices with touch control will not be able to use such menus.
Thus, the basic design parameters of sites with support for touch management include:
the size of the target objects is sufficient for a finger click;
sufficient distance between target objects (to avoid accidental accidental touches);
refusal to use the menus disclosed when hovering;
In addition, when creating sites with touch management, the general requirements for mobile versions of sites remain: minimizing page size for faster loading, eliminating excessive graphics and effects, emphasizing simplicity and convenience.
Today it is customary to create multiple versions of websites: one for regular PC visitors and one for mobile users. When visiting a site, a client program (browser) on a mobile device sends to the server on which the site is located, a request that contains the name and version of the program, the name of the operating system of the device. According to these data, the server determines whether a visitor has come to the site from a mobile device and accordingly issues the version of the site that suits that visitor.