The Input Shouldn't Matter — Building for Adaptive Input Experiences

A session at SmashingConf LA 2015

Wednesday 29th April, 2015

11:10am to 11:50am (PST)

The web's best feature is its reach across most computing devices. There's an overwhelming amount of good resources out there to help guide you through responsive or adaptive design to adjust for varying screen sizes and network conditions. But what about input? In this presentation, learn important tips and tricks for adapting to input types across devices from mouse & keyboard to touch to motion controllers like Leap or Kinect and more.

We'll explore the Pointer Events standard as well as what to do when only Touch or Mouse Events are available. We'll also look at key differences in the behavior of different input types, including important concepts like the virtual viewport, hover, input precision, and latency. Finally, we'll spend some time discussing what's on the horizon for input in browsers and how web developers can help shape the future.

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Jacob Rossi

Program Manager for Microsoft Edge. I love all things web programming, music, and outdoors.

Engineer on the Microsoft Edge browser team and author/editor of various web standards.

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Time 11:10am11:50am PST

Date Wed 29th April 2015

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