While the world’s going bonkers for touch-controlled interfaces, this article will focus on the more traditional input method of the mouse. I’ll suggest an approach of progressive enhancement for handling interaction design; more specifically, an overview of the CSS cursor rule.Mobile design strategy is becoming more and more important each day. The community’s foray into responsive web design is shaping and defining the design of user interactions and controls as they become increasingly optimized for touch input. However, the well-established, precision input method of the mouse is not going away anytime soon. This fact, in tandem with the universal nature of the web, support that traditional and touch input optimizations should be fully supported in web interface design.
A Cursor’s Purpose: Communicate Function
Most software, from desktop applications to operating systems to simple websites, employ a variety of useful GUI pointers. These pointers aid in UI interaction by suggesting to the user what task they can accomplish at that specific point in the application’s on-screen coordinates. Read the full article on tutswebdesign.
Here’s the first Q&A thought Id share it here.
@PaulAdamDavis What other devices do you hope web technologies will come to work with, and what could be achieved?
@tomstuttdesign What do you see as your biggest triumph?
RH: This is a hard one. I suppose getting the job at Mozilla is my proudest moment – it’s definitely the pinnacle of my life so far. But then again, writing the Foundation HTML5 Canvasbook was a pretty amazing experience. And getting through university while writing the book and getting the job at Mozilla and still achieving a First was a big moment for me.
The reason why is the same for all of them really: they’re the visible outcome of years of hard work. I’ve been playing with web technologies since I was 12 (13 years ago) and things are only now beginning to pay dividends. The one thing I’ve learnt is that you shouldn’t aim for or expect these triumphs (as nice as they are), you should just do what you love doing. Anything else is a bonus.
Its a really interesting tit for tat and well worth going through if your doing anything with HTML5 and games.