We have all experienced a website on our mobile device that had tightly packed links or buttons making it difficult to accurately press on a touchscreen. You may click on one link but it sends you to a link that is next to it that you did not want to go to. This is why you should space your links appropriately so that the user does not click on a link he/she wasn’t aiming for. This also makes it so that the user does not need to zoom in to carefully pick the link they want to go to. Make the important tap targets larger than the ones that are not important. Make sure that there is proper spacing for smaller tap targets. Designing a good user interface will improve the usability of your website tremendously.
Why you should size tap targets appropriately
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Tags: mobile, mobile usability, size tap targets, usability, user interface, website performance