In this article, You can learn an overview of what components need and doesn’t need focus states when creating a digital product. Adding clear focus states will improve the usability of your product and will deliver a delightful user experience, so Learn all of that and more in just 5 secret tips for better focus states!
Focus states are the highlights of a current element
- They are also largely forgotten by most designers which makes the user experience plain awful.
- So, to make the web a little better, here are a few simple tips for improving the design with these states.
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Know what components need a focus state
Don’t forget to add focus state to interactive components like lists, items, and cards also.
- The menu
- The nav. bar items
- Social media icons
- The CTA (button)
And what doesn’t need a focus state?
Keep in mind this simple rule: if the component is not interactive, then it doesn’t require a these states.
- Not interactive components
- The text
- A little or paragraph
Focus states should be clearly visible
Some of this states are barely visible. Make sure that the user easily defines this states.
Style it’s appearance to give better experience
Please get rid of the browser default look and style it appropriately. Styling these components will provide a unified experience for all users.
One at a time
You can’t interact with two components at the same time. Don’t make the user focus on multiple components.
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