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Adobe InDesign: DPS: Add Button Cushion Zone

So it happened. I built a bunch of buttons in InDesign and they were too small to target (fat fingers). The button looked good at the current size (36×36 pixels), but the activation zone needs to be bigger. Apple’s HCI guidelines for minimum touch area size is 44×44 pixels.

Instead of rebuilding everything and changing the look and feel of the interface, I added a stroke to the button (it increases the size of the already-built button), and then turned the stroke opacity to zero. And it worked! The only thing that would have made it better is if I’d already made an object style for the button.

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 5.20.26 PM Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 5.20.45 PM

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