If you have been thinking about creating a mobile site, you may have run into the question “Many successful mobile sites have large ‘touch targets’ for clicking that take into account?”. The various options for this question usually include:
1. Responsive design based on touch
2. Time of day
3. The location where mobile is being used
4. The lack of precision on a touch screen
While you might be thinking that the time of day could affect the visibility of the screen, or that it’s so the page can be more responsive, the correct answer is 4, which is the lack of precision on a touch screen.
When developers create a mobile site, the goal is to make it as simple as possible to use, whilst increasing page load speed by decreasing the size and quality of images, as well as streamlining text. Large touch targets are used to make the experience more streamlined since they are easier to click on, as well as the fact that some users might have small or large fingers. Making the touch targets larger, eliminates any lack of precision on the part of the user.