Usability and accessibility » Cards

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“Cards”, areas of multiple elements wrapped as a clickable link area, are a standard component in most website designs. To ensure them to be usable for all actually requires careful implementation.

Adrian Roselli thoroughly covers all the aspects — starting from why just packing everything in an anchor tag is a bad idea to the intrinsic details of implementing the best possible experience for assistive technology users:

My personal go-to implementation is that of Heydon Pickering:


A key issue with “cards” and similar UI elements: they sometimes have more than one link target (e.g. for meta data or category pages). This is addressed in implementations like that by Heydon Pickering; also discussed more specifically elsewhere:

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