Button's shouldn't have a hand cursor (part 2)(adamsilver.io)

3 months ago from Adam Silver, Interaction designer and interface developer

  • Andrew Hersh, 3 months ago

    What is, to me, most ridiculous about this post is that he is basically saying that it makes no difference whether or not the hand cursor is used, but the only reason he thought about it is that he encountered a situation where the hand cursor could have been used and wasn't, and it gave him pause/distracted him.

    I don't want my visitors to pause or get distracted. I don't want them to click on something to SEE if it's a link or if it does something.

    Why are designers so obsessed with removing tried-and-true visual cues?

    17 points
    • Benoît ChabertBenoît Chabert, 3 months ago

      I think it's still good to question our "tried and true" visual cues because as the web evolves, interactions evolve and sometimes these are no longer tried and true. Your point is totally valid though, definitely causes a distraction! The OP forgot about his own encounter that made him think about the question in the first place.

      0 points