Yahoo Working on Improving Touch in the Browser

Touch is touchy. It works well in many cases, and well there are just some cases that it isn’t quite there yet. According to this article on TechCrunch web designers don’t favor touch all that easily because it is harder to code for in the browser, and easier to do so in dedicated Apps.

Yahoo is looking to make it easier on those web developers with the release of its open-source User Interface Library, YUI.

The TechCrunch article contains some interesting info about touch vs clicking and is well worth a read. Did you know that in a touch UI, the initiating response comes when you lift your finger up not when you touch the screen? The release of YUI 3.2.0 looks to change that. The point here is to make browser based touch experiences easier to build.

Check it out here.

One Comment

  1. Djblois

    09/08/2010 at 7:01 am

    Are you talking about Touch Websites or the Browsers being more touch based?

    They are both deperately needed – and the one main drawback of Tablet PCs. (besides of course many other non-touch based applications)

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