44 Is the Magic Number, and the Magic Numbers is 44.

iOS Human Interface Guidelines: Layout

Make it easy for people to interact with content and controls by giving each interactive element ample spacing. Give tappable controls a hit target of about 44 x 44 points.

So if you’re designing something for iOS, please for God’s sake, stop designing 18-pixel tall buttons.

I’m looking at you, Apple’s ‘delete application’ button in the home page…

One thought on “44 Is the Magic Number, and the Magic Numbers is 44.

  1. I just checked in the iOS simulator, and it seems like the delete app buttons actually do have a 44pt hit box, they just look smaller.

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