Use better hit testing to make it easier for users to click & focus hyperlinks and input fields. We could create a CSS rule that increases the size of the bounding box used for hit testing.
- Look at platform code for ways to do this
- MicroB has some code we might be able to use
desktop firefox bugs
- Team Members: ?
- could be calibrated to zoom level -- i.e. the tappable area should never need to be bigger than a touch-height; the percentage growth could taper off as the link gets bigger
- worth experimenting with a box that's not completely centered on the link -- people probably tap on the link and below it, not above. Also, right-handers will probably tap on the link or to the right (not clear how to optimize this for both left and right handedness); generally, people undershoot rather than overshoot
- try predictive tap-area adjustments (i.e. weighting links based on predictions of whether a user is interested in that particular link)
- use the same underlying assumption that powers the awesomebar - people visit the same things over and over
- simple method -- make tapping easier for visited links
- more complex -- weight links tappability based on frecency of visitation
- should work for fields as well as links
- should probably work for radio buttons and checkboxes as well
- Make it easy to click and focus links and form inputs
- Handle overlapping elements nicely