How to fix tap targets are not sized appropriately?
A tap target is the area of a button, link or other clickable area that a user can interact with. The tap target should be sized appropriately so that the user can’t accidentally click on the wrong item.
To fix the tap target size you can:
- Increase padding of the element;
- or change the space between the tap targets.
ExcellentWebCheck uses the same algorithm as Lighthouse.
This means that tap targets are flagged as too small if:
- The tap target is smaller than
- At least
25%of the tap target area of the center of the target overlaps with another tap target.
Why is this important?
Without sufficient space around clickable elements, a user might accidentally click on the wrong button or link. This leads to unexpected results and frustration.
Pointing precisely on an element is difficult when using a touch screen. Therefore, it is more important to create properly sized buttons and links for a mobile-friendly website.
For this reason, search engines like Google, added the check to their mobile-friendliness ranking algorithm.
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