Touch events help you make websites and applications more engaging by responding appropriately when users interact with touch screens. A user touching a screen is very different from a user clicking a mouse button, so special care must be taken to ensure that touch-enabled Web applications respond to touch screen interactions in ways that users expect.
Last month, creative developers from around the web competed in the Touch Events Dev Derby to show off just how powerful touch events are. We had some really great entries (many so much fun I could barely stop playing with them). Our expert judges—Remy Sharp, Chris Coyier, and Chris Heilmann—looked over the entries and are proud to announce three winners and a runner-up. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding contributors!
1st: Pinch That Frog! by Danny.D
2nd: Kite Flying by ltch
3rd: The Face Builder by boblemarin
But let’s not forget about everyone else who submitted to this Derby. Each and every one of these people is pushing the web forward and deserves a huge amount of praise for doing so.
Want to see your name here next month? We are now accepting demos related to CSS 3D Transforms (March), HTML5 audio (April), and Websockets (May). Get an early start by submitting today!
About John Karahalis
John Karahalis is a software developer, a project manager, and a user experience enthusiast. He helps with web development on mozilla.org and project management on the Mozilla Developer Network, and he formerly led the Dev Derby contest.