As more web use moves onto touch-screen devices, is it worth spending time on nice CSS hover effects or mouse events?
In my opinion, touch-screen browsing is a downgraded web experience that perhaps most people are used to, so is it really necessary to create more code for desktop UIs, such as buttons that change colour, scale or rotation when hovered?
Is the psychology of desktop browsing different to mobile browsing?
Google puts mobile first, so why not just have desktop never as well and be done with it?
Well, I much prefer desktop for pretty much everything I want to do, and I don’t think I would miss hover effects if they were never there to begin with. However, desktop never is not good. I visited this Chinese website: 中国马镇旅游度假区 (Chinese Horse Town - a holiday venue) that looks good on mobile, but on desktop, it is the same layout magnified many times. That to me is what desktop never looks like on a desktop. The site is using an m. sub-domain, which I suppose may indicate a mobile site, but removing it, just redirects back to the m. subdomain. I suppose when in a country when most internet interactions are mobile, it probably works.
Back to hover transitions and effects; will you ever use desktop never for hover, or continue include it?